Sponsor showcase: Lean Focus

The ultimate guide to building a lean business system that drives lasting results
Wednesday, Oct. 19 Location Code

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What is a lean business system? Systems and tools are the essential building blocks of a company. Every facet of your business—on the shop floor, in the warehouse or the office—is part of a system that can be managed or improved by applying the correct lean principles. A business system is designed to connect all of an organization’s intricate systems and interrelated steps to work together for the achievement of the business strategy. When an organization applies defined guiding principles and practices to the systems and processes that deliver value to its customers, it creates what is often referred to as a “business system.” Creating an effective business system unifies the problem-solving and decision-making of the organization. Many common lean tools and methodologies are universally taught and expected to be utilized by all levels. Several key management structures, such as a full-time continuous improvement staff or systematic maturity assessments, are made a permanent part of the infrastructure. The business system also encompasses how a company leads its people and connects them to the operational strategy.