Another Perspective look at Lean

This week’s Issue | 21/10/2019

Many Lean Practitioners devote their careers to replicating Lean Methodologies within their organizations with a silver bullet approach.  Understand that at the end of the day Toyota is in the business of making money so although they provide guiding principals to the organization they only apply methodologies where it makes absolute sense and will provide an excellent ROI.  But we proceed to mimic Toyota but perhaps we should look at another organization … McDonalds.  Here they operate with a very high transitional work force where the learning curve needs to measured in minutes not days or weeks … and they are also focused on making money while being able to provide a consistent solution to hungry guests across the world.

So what can we learn?

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