A lean enterprise is an organization that applies lean methodologies across the entire value stream, not just individual processes. In other words, they utilize lean thinking to expand the benefits of lean manufacturing to the processes and goals of an entire organization. This big-picture approach focuses on what is adding value to the customer and streamlining operations. This holistic, cross-functional model has proven useful in all types of organizations, resulting in increased speed of delivery, improved quality, reduced costs, and the agility required to react to market changes.
Implementing this method goes beyond best practices; Creating a Lean Enterprise requires a paradigm shift in the way we think about and manage operations. During this course, you will shift your focus from managing separate processes, technologies, departments, and assets to optimizing the flow of materials, products, or services and information through the entire value stream. Whether you are working in a specific department or orchestrating organizational change, this course will help you develop an invaluable understanding of holistic operations and optimization.