Working towards lean-based work conditions has proven to be an effective method of streamlining the workflow and improving the production efficiency. The intention of Lean is to pursue the ideal state of perfect processes and performance.
As you deliver products and services to customers, everything stands or falls by the requirements of the customer. And everything else is a side issue.
The customer is the only one who can make a value judgment. Your customer only wants to work with you and purchase your products or service if he believes that he is getting value for money.
Adding value is a process. You can create value for a customer through a combination of correctly executed steps, such as production, processing, delivery and support. This leads to products and services that the customer will value. Creating a well-oiled production environment will help you achieve this.
There should be no waste in a perfect process, right? Keeping track of possible waste, or converting this into useable resources can be the key to achieve the ideal state of the perfect process. Therefore, you should try to achieve that all process steps are as correct as possible, only deployed when necessary, perfectly executed and fully adapted to requirements. As a result, the process will develop, deliver products and services with a minimum amount of waste.
Perfect processes optimize customer value, the more perfect a process. The more effective the value addition, the greater the customer satisfaction and the more successful the company.
People create value. They implement the processes and use technology and equipment. Preventing waste with Lean depends on developing the right culture and environment where people are involved and innovative and perform useful work.