I had a great meeting with the University’s Lean team this afternoon.
Lean use elite ninja-like skills to focus on a process, to ensure that it is as waste-free as possible. Key Lean principles are:
- identifying and eliminating waste
- continuous improvement of processes
- ensuring that each stage in a process adds value
Toyota pioneered Lean Manufacturing on these principles in the 1980s and revolutionised automotive production. Toyota is now the most successful automotive production company in the world.
So now you know.
Oh, and the team are fantastic, lovely people.