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    All organizations, regardless of industry, can implement lean operations. In the organization where you currently work, an organization where you worked previously, or one with which you are familiar, describe an operation that you would consider NOT to be lean. In other words, describe a process that you would say has a lot of waste in it.

    Then, if you were to "lean out" that process, what would it look like after you were done?

    What wastes would you eliminate? How would you do so? How would this benefit the overall operations of the organization?

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    //The process of continuous improvement has received considerable importance in the field of quality management and hence, it is important for the business to focus on its inefficiencies to be competitive. To improve the productivity and profitability of the business, the Lean philosophy introduced by Toyota has been discussed in detail.//

    In today's globally competitive environment, the company should be capable to quickly response to the changing customer needs, technological advancement, competition and other environmental factors. The business capabilities are based on the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations. It has to focus on the quality and quantity of the products and services offered by reducing the operational errors and mistakes. The waste process degrades the quality of work along with the involvement of high cost and time. Hence, it is important for the organization to work on these incompetencies to be more competitive (Feld, 2000).

    Lean management is the systematic process of continuous improvement. It involves analyzing each and every aspect and process of business for the improvement. It ensures elimination of waste process, which includes unproductive and inefficient activities adding no or less value to the outcome carried out in business operations along with the reduction in errors. It results in the value addition in the products and services offered by the company. The organizations have to pursue lean management as a continuous process as there is a constant need in the organization to improve the existing processes to improve the productivity and quality. It has to put efforts to offer high-quality goods and services keeping the cost of production as low as possible.

    The philosophy of Lean was introduced by Taiichi Ohno, production executive of Toyota Motor in Japan (McKinsey & Company, 2015). The use of various tools like in the lean production has revolutionized the production process of automobiles (Jenkins, 2002). The tools used by him in this philosophy are:

    Kaizen
    Kanban
    Andon cord

    The implementation of this idea in the business requires the change in the existing culture of the organization, support from the top management and brain-storming session about discussing effective ways to carry the business operations. Moreover, the training and development programs are organized to make the employees aware of the lean philosophy and benefits of it. This system helps not only to eliminate waste from the business operations but also improves the organization's flexibility and responsiveness towards the environmental changes.

    The system design that smoothly integrates various departments and functions is very important to carry out the business efficiently. In the organization's efforts to become a lean organization, it has focused on improving each and every aspect of the system as the whole system will be improved. The system is composed of processes and procedures. The organization should continuously check that the process and procedures are undertaken appropriately as the undertaking of correct procedures helps to improve the efficiency. It ensures the improvement of efficiency and effectiveness (Wilson, 2009).

    The systematic design of the processes will reduce the impact of three barriers, time, cost and quality affecting the value of the product or services of the business. It enhances the speed of responsiveness, improves quality, and reduces the production cost of products and services. The improvement in quality, cost, and time by eliminating valueless time, variances and activities increases sales and profitability due to increased customer's ...

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