Having a Better, Faster, Less Expensive, or in a word, being more Productive than your competitors is a matter of LIFE and DEATH !
Companies that are more effective than their competitors and those that provide high-quality Goods and Services in short timeframes with justifiable costs will be prosperous.
Inversely, companies which are less effective than their current or prospective competitors will perish.
Lean Manufacturing, which was largely inspired by the Toyota Production System, is a set of logical concepts with practical tools for the constant enhancement of productivity and quality, which includes a way to reduce the time that companies require for the completion of all their procedures.
The effective application of Lean tools, concepts and principles require a Human organization that encourages the participation of all persons involved within the company, which includes all individuals from the Operator to the CEO.