Don’t confuse a racehorse with a nag!

Whеn уоu hear thе word “Lean” whаt dо уоu thіnk about?

Uѕuаllу people think about а piece оf steak with nо fat.

In business terms, the word Lean should mean operations with no waste, i.e. nо process performed which does not increase the value of the product or service.

  • Andy Dobson M.D.; My pet hate is hearing companies say ‘we go the extra mile’ – far better they work out what the correct distance is in the first place!

A quote heard recently “We can’t do all this business building that you want us to do, we are as Lean as we can be”.

We suggest that these businesses are not ‘Lean’ but rather have just cut heads and everyone is working harder on broken processes.

So don’t confuse a business which has slashed and burned in order to survive with a Lean Enterprise.

A truly Lean Enterprise will not make products to fill a warehouse where there is no demand in order to keep its staff “busy”.

As a perceived ‘solution’ some companies may swap people for automation, which can be a good thing.  However, if you automate a broken process you get something which breaks automatically.

Lean 4 Business specialise in getting organisations of all sizes to really address what adds value for the customer and to develop their systems to absolutely ensure that these needs are met.

Our systems can (and do) revolutionise cashflow; the life blood of businesses large & small.

But Lean should never be a short-term cost-cutting exercise, it is a mindset!  

Get it or get out, because if you don’t, your competitors will!

If any of this resonates with you then complete the form.  Or if you really can’t wait, call us on +44 (0)845 108 3949.

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