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July 28, 2010

Standardised Work: Discuss

Many people and organisations outside of the lean community are wary of the concept of standardised work. The belief, probably arising from the terminology, is that standardised work means detailed unchangeable work instructions imposed on others, “robotising” work and, therefore, removing the scope for individual flair or creativity.   In fact, in my view, the
July 15, 2010

Value Stream Definition – At the heart of Lean Accounting

One of the keys to a successful lean accounting implementation is getting your Value Streams right. That is not to say you cannot change your defined Value Streams once you set them (indeed many organisations do change their Value Streams over time) but rather aligning your costs to Value Streams will only help drive improvement