Lean thinking is a journey of learning. I believe that we learn best when we learn from each other. The KaiZone Community Outreach is a monthly series designed to promote interesting, thoughtful and entertaining discussion on a wide variety of Lean-related topics. By contributing to the discussion, you help us all to move forward on our personal Lean journeys, one comment at a time. That’s The KaiZone Way.
In a few seconds, I want you to sit back and relax. Close your eyes, and in as much detail as you can, create a mental picture of what a Lean process looks like. Not just any Lean process, but the ideal Lean process. What is the physical layout of the process? How do the materials flow? How do the people perform their work? I’m serious. Take a full minute and do it now. I’ll wait . . .