Lean Concepts from Don Tapping

Posted by: meikah | 11 December 2008 | 9:33 pm

Don Tapping, author of several books on Lean including best seller, Backstreet Lean-Solutions for the Job Shop and Value Stream Management for the Lean Office talked with Paula Wallace of Manufacturers’ Monthly.

From the transcript, here are some of the Lean concepts:

  • communicate the need with, involve, and engage your people in any Lean or process improvement initiatives
  • arm your people with tools before embarking on any Lean or process improvement
  • Lean and Green concepts can work together well, just like Lean and Six Sigma
  • invest in Lean trainings, consultancy, or gather government support
  • choose the best Lean initiative that will work on your situation or processes

Read the whole transcript.

In other words, Lean or any other process improvement is not a stand-alone initiative. You will need all the help and resources that you can get.

Filed under: Don Tapping, Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Six Sigma