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Why Lean?

The Lean Approach

Lean thinking and practice helps organisations from any sector become both innovative, competitive and in turn sustainable.

Simply put, Lean is focused on creating the most value for the organisation’s customers while minimizing resources, time, energy and effort.

In a lean organisation, problems are opportunities for meaningful learning rather than errors to be swept under the rug or quickly resolved. Managers act as coaches, helping others to confidently identify problems and practice daily continuous improvement.


Understanding what’s really going on at the place where value is created.

Improving the processes by which products and services are created and delivered.

Developing and empowering people through problem solving and coaching.

Developing leaders and building an effective management system.

Benefits Of Using Lean Thinking

  • Improved Customer Service: delivering exactly what the customer wants when they want it.
  • Improved Productivity: Improvements in throughput and value add per person.
  • Reduced Operating Costs: Leading to an increase in profit or lower prices to the customer
  • Improved Quality: Reductions in errors, defects and rework.
  • Increased Staff Morale: Staff are fully involved in improvement activities which leads to improved morale and participation in the business.
  • Reduced Waste: Less transport, moving, waiting, space, and physical waste.
  • Improved Lead Times: Organisation is able to respond quicker to service request with fewer delays.