Why Is Lean So Hard To Do?

Sure we have. You’re the entrepreneur that’s passionate about your business, an expert in your field but decidedly NOT a business development expert, and certainly NOT a salesperson. Right?

Another time wasting activity popular in manufacturing, MEETINGS, constant, boring unproductive meetings. How many meetings do you have each day with the same employees. For how long? Are you accomplishing more productivity, more loyalty or more money doing all of that talking?

So could it be that by not doing your best and saying that you were is a lie? We know how we hate liars! Just ask a recent ex US President! They say lying corrupts the soul; it sure has corrupted our business world. From poor quality products to ENRON scale corruption. Can we turn over a new leaf? Can we take pride in our activities? Youbetcha!

The reality is that identifying what brings you happiness and fulfills a sense of purpose is the best way to find your ideal job. Here are four quick tips to keep you moving in the right direction.

Where is the payback?” The answer lies in the program processes and in the steps taken to sustain all efforts (the fifth S). Management and the 5S team seem to look at 5S as a once and done approach, or something you do on an annual basis when Upper Management visits the plant. The problem in this lies in the level of management’s understanding of soluciones lean, how to properly apply “Total Quality Methods” as well as tools and techniques for assuring quality. Management and the 5S teams take a compartmentalized approach or as I like to call them chimneys (Cylinders filled with hot air and smoke that have no connection to other parts of the organization).

Everybody, everywhere is hurting. What businesses are left will have to be serious about looking at the heart and soul of their company. What are you going to do as a Business Owner to ensure that you can weather this situation?

There are other ERP comparison considerations to think about, but many are subjective and really up to you to evaluate, such as how well do you feel you work with the vendor? ERP suppliers who are easy to work with often are easy to work with in the implementation. Get a feel for the company culture. Does it fit with your company’s values and attitudes? Sometimes a company with a more easy-going attitude will not work well with a rigid ERP provider. Understand the personality of the company you will be married to for at least the next 7 to 10 years or more.