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The concept of continuous improvement is an important one to grasp. It is much easier to achieve your goals on a small-scale, progressive track, than to try and institute full-scale, company-wide changes that just cause confusion rather than efficiency.
Lean is not any one process as you will see from our various resources, but rather a conglomeration of many tools, combined, and even sometimes even conflicting with each other.
This philosophy relies on the people to implement, run, and sustain to have success. It’s dependent upon the people to use common sense, managers and assembly workers to be engaged and aware, and to try and make things better, one step at a time.
In all cases, lean manufacturing is only as strong as its weakest links, and the most important part of running a lean program is creating a culture where everyone has a stake in the future of the program. In other words, the success of your lean program is ultimately reliant on the human workers and their involvement into it.