I recently, for the umpteenth time, listened to Lean Thinking – Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation and in my opinion, it stands the test of time. This gem keeps Lean, or Continuous Improvement, simple.
Regardless of the product or service, it is as important as ever to understand the value to the customer, the value stream that brings the product or service to the customer, how to ensure your product or service flows based on demand pulling it through your value stream, and the importance of continuously striving for perfection.
My well-worn book has plenty of marked up pages and the audio book brings the familiar and soothing voice of Mr. Womack into my car.
You must experience this if you care about bringing value to your customers.
And yes, it can take up to a year or more to make a can of soda. Pick up a copy in the media of your choice and find out why.
Your thinking will never be the same.
Have a great day!