Knowledgebase: Extended LEAN® Increases Speed to Competitive Advantage

Most operations and logistics leaders have spent at least part of their careers implementing LEAN principles within companies to improve quality, cost and delivery performance. The majority likely learned basic LEAN methods in week-long doses of kaizen (“good change” in Japanese)events trying to reduce wastes. Today many of those early adopters—and new LEAN thinkers alike—are implementing Extended LEAN to maximize continuous improvements outside their four walls and beyond the hipping and receiving docks. COOs and CEOs around the world are embracing Extended LEAN, as it takes their businesses from surviving to thriving.