TITLE

Why aren't we all lean?

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Management Services;Winter2007, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains the reason behind the difficulty in the practical application of system thinking compared to theory. Systems thinking, the principle that underpins lean manufacturing, has been effectively applied in many commercial organisations. There are plenty of examples which show that these principles can be successfully applied in practice, with benefits that include faster response times, exceeding targets, reduction in waste and unnecessary work, increased customer satisfaction and more effective working relationships with contractors and suppliers. But research and practical experience has demonstrated that not all lean projects succeed and that there can be practical difficulties in applying these principles in public sector organisations.
ACCESSION #
28067444

 

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