Don’t be afraid of Lean

The usual initial reaction to the word lean is a defensive one. Lean is most of the time associated in people’s mind with redundancy plans, more stress, extra work hours and Taylorism. These accusations occur when Lean tends to be wrongly applied. Are the following lean principles really unhearable within a company? Completely satisfy customers … Continue reading Don’t be afraid of Lean

The real importance of material and how it flows

Material concern is not only inherent to the manufacturing industry. Of course, it is much easier to understand it as it is tangible. This does not mean it is not complex. Take a bicycle, a computer or any manufactured good, you can easily visualise some of their components, but you most probably don't have a … Continue reading The real importance of material and how it flows