We Do Lean

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Over the last 12 months the team at Ulti Group has been really digging our teeth into the principle of 'Lean' and I want to share what one of the main keys to our success has been. A guy in America by the name of Paul Akers.

Paul is a lean maniac, but a lean maniac in a simple way. His big belief that lean is simple, which it is – but only if you make it simple and keep it simple! If you drill down too far into the principles and methods of Lean and how you should and shouldn’t do things, making your company Lean becomes this great big scary project, so you just won’t end up getting around to it.

Paul has visited many of the ‘Lean Maniac’ companies in the world, including Toyota in Japan, where they live, eat and breathe lean. The reason I write this is that we all complicate it, and think it is just for the manufacturing department, or the operations department. It’s not. It’s for every department, marketing, accounts, at home, at school…

So I suggest reading Paul’s book – 2 Second Lean, http://paulakers.net/books/2-second-lean – it’s free!

He’ll get you on the right track by telling you what has worked and hasn’t worked in his own company, FastCap, and give you the templates, videos, tutorials….you name it, to start your (simple) journey of Lean in the office, workshop, home, school, government….

Happy reading! And check out his website here: http://paulakers.net/

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