Our actions are driven by what we think. We are what we think. Think Lean does mean really and literally to think of a lean system which will eliminate and cut out all the unwanted waste or fat. Be it an individual or Organisation or Government it is important to think lean. Physical fitness is all about staying fit and lean by burning the excess fat. If you think lean you will stay lean and your will really mean lean in your thinking on everything.
How does one measure the "Value Add" is very simple - is the person who is receiving your product or service happy to pay the price. If the customer is able to see the value in the product then he will willingly pay the price.
The pressures faced by business organisations are immense and contradicting. A customer is always looking for something new, improved, better but at the same time not willing to pay more. How can we deliver better results at reduced costs and still stay profitable. How can the continuous improvement in products and services with reducing margins be still sustainable? This is where "Lean" plays a role.
I was introduced to Lean Thinking and Lean Management by my friend Dr.Kievan Zokaei who was introduced by a common friend in 2013. He was the Director at the Lean Enterprise Research Center in Cardiff University. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham. He is a world renowned trainer, author and Consultant of "Lean and Green".
Dr.Kievan is a specialist in Lean Thinking and has written several articles, books and technical papers. Among his works the notable one, in my opinion, is the book on "Lean and Green".
Dr.Kievan has been advocating "Lean Thinking" by combining it with "Green Thinking". According to him an organisation should combine the efforts of Lean with Green so that you not only add value to the customers but you also continuously add value to the Environment and Society simultaneously.
Think "Lean and Green", stay fit, add value, stay on the path of excellence, continuously improve and be happy.
22nd February 2017