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By Samuel Yankelevitch

As companies evolve into international networks, Lean tasks needs to now meet new wishes. This ebook demonstrates how you can use Lean pondering to discover and decrease waste within the interactions required in modern worldwide businesses. at present, humans needs to coordinate activities and collaborate with groups sitting in geographically separated locations; therefore, first-class verbal exchange is a needs to. notwithstanding, misunderstandings and shortage of readability reason excessive, unbudgeted expenditures. The publication offers rules, illustrations, and examples on how Lean can spotlight the issues created in those interactions to allow them to be tackled, decreased, or removed.

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Johannes, please take a look at some of the diagrams I’m putting on your screen. 1 which depicts a typical two-way interaction: where person A is sending a message to person B. We assume A has the intention that his meaning flows to B, uninterruptedly and when B receives it, A’s meaning is 100% understood by B. When meaning A equals meaning B we might say that value is being added. Suppose now that while A intends to make sure B understands the meaning of his message 100%, the two (A and B) are from different departments, or from different countries.

Consequently, I am proposing that we adopt Lean methodologies to approach and solve many of the issues that are becoming more visible with the acceleration of our globalized economy. Through the story of Boern GMBH, several more ideas on how to do this are exposed and I’m sure that many more will come from those who apply this way of thinking. I must emphasize that because there is no cookie-cutter approach nor a one-size-fits-all way to approach problems, I avoided being prescriptive with specific solutions, while providing the reasoning behind and the use of a few tools that could be very useful for a company like Boern.

Manufacturing processes were once physically contained within the four walls, and we could walk around and directly observe as things were happening. With today’s degree of globalization, many of those processes have been dispersed over thousands of miles, across oceans and different time zones. We can no longer go see every process and are critically dependent on the effective coordination of actions between players in different countries and continents. To get the right things done, teams of people are interacting virtually, either by email, phone, or through videoconferencing.

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