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Lean is not a manufacturing or operations "thing" but the greatest strategic weapon in running any business that you will ever see.

The only way to learn Lean is by doing it.

Three "management musts" are required:

  1. Lean is a Strategy

  2. Lead from the Top

  3. Transform the People and Business Culture

Lean is about removing "Waste" from the business, allowing it to deliver more value and less cost to its customers than the competitors can. 

We combine Lean Strategy with Six Sigma methodologies, the most powerful tools to reduce and control variation.


In addition, only Six sigma tools provide World Class Process Design and Optimization to deliver what your competitors will never be able to achieve. 

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  • The 8 Business Wastes

  • The Waste Walk Worksheet

  • The Lean Assessment

  • The Power of Data

  • The Continuous Improvement Model

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  • The 5 Lean Principles

  • Cultural Change to Transform the Business

"Is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change

Charles Darwin, Naturalist, Geologist, Biologist

Toyota initially proposed the Lean Manufacturing Principles (also known as Lean Cycle) to improve the overall productivity of manufacturing while reducing costs.


The Strategy is based on 5 key principles:

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Learn How Starbucks Survived Thanks to a Lean Strategy

For 22 years, Howard Schultz acted as CEO of one of the most iconic companies of the twentieth century: Starbucks. 

In his book “Onward”, Shultz  tells the story of the tough decisions he had to make to save the company’s brand reputation and economic viability.

Plan A was the main original plan, yet Plan B, the Operational Excellence plan, was overlooked but eventually overshadowed Shultz’s initial plan A that not just saved the company, but made it thrive again...


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