To clearly see the lean manufacturing results you’ve attained so far, now is the time to carry out the business assessment, cultural audit and current state mapping exercise in order to compare results from the initial diagnostic and measure exactly how much improvement has been made.
Celebrate your success but don’t rest on your laurels.
As we stated earlier, this is a cyclical process and although this is the end of the first cycle, it is also the start of the second cycle.
Any improvement process is a continuous journey. If you stand still, you are effectively moving backwards because you can guarantee your competitors will be moving forward.
The only way to ensure continued success is to improve at a faster rate than your competitors.
Celebrate your lean manufacturing results, consolidate them and look at how you can improve them further.
TODAY’S IMPROVEMENT - TOMORROW’S STANDARD - THE DAY AFTER’S REGRESSION