Lean is a strategy aimed at achieving significant improvement in performance through the continuous elimination of forms of wastes. This methodology is applicable to both manufacturing and service organizations. A Lean process must be fast and flexible in order to deliver products and services to the exact needs of the customer.
Lean has a wide range of techniques that can be effectively applied to operations and projects. These techniques allow to map out the value stream, identify and eliminate waste, produce value to the customer and drive transformative changes within the organization. While these techniques can be utilized individually, their collective implementation yields even greater benefits. The benefits will significantly increase as more techniques are used since they support and reinforce one another.