The State of Lean Implementation

Interesting survey by the Lean Enterprise Institute notes the following as the major obstacles to transforming to a lean organization.

1 Lack of implementation know-how: 48%
2 Backsliding to the old ways of working: 48%
3 Middle management resistance: 40%
4 Traditional cost accounting system doesn’t recognize the value of lean: 38%

I wonder if asking why several more times would help [broken link replaced with a new link]? It is not as though the difficulty in adopting lean thinking is unique. I don’t know of a management improvement method (TQM, BPR, Six Sigma, ToC…) that easily leads to changing the way a company operates.

Related: Why Use Lean if So Many Fail To Do So Effectively

via: lean blog

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