During March some of our staff went to a conference and dinner with Paul Akers who is a global champion of the Lean approach to business.
Lean is a method of systematically eliminating waste from a manufacturing system. By reducing waste, Lean makes it easier to identify actions or processes that actually add value to a system.
There are five principles of Lean that business leaders address. These things referred to as ‘The 5S’s of Lean’ are a basic point for those who are new to Lean thinking. The 5S’s are:
Mr Aker is one of its best known and most passionate proponents, he has personally taken the Lean message to 65 countries.