Lean Confusion?

As we launched our Lean Benchmarking Group, this was a central issue – how do we define what Lean is? Brian McCarthy shared this article with me, and it’s a great summary on the issues surrounding Lean – how do you define it, and who is implementing it. Ultimately, the article summarizes the challenges of Lean, and proposes that employee buy in at all levels is the key to sustaining gains.
Link to the article: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/lean_confusion_22538.aspx