What is Lean?
Lean can be known as:
Lean is a broad approach for improving daily processes and it can be described with help of the following ideas:
Lean is a way of working where everyone in the organisation has a focus on:
1. Creating value-streams in processes for the customer
2. Eliminating wastes
3. Getting it right first time
So: a maximum added value with minimal effort and with the best quality, for the customer.
You can look at Lean as a collection of tools or techniques where you use these to solve problems in processes.
You can also look at Lean as a philosophy where the culture of an organisation has a focus on Continuous Improvement.