What is Lean – Minimize or Maximize?

The Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, and Lean Group on LinkedIn posed the question “What is Lean?” a couple of months ago, requesting responses in just three words. Now, several people who responded would fall into the “does not follow instructions” category, but the answers were very enlightening and wide ranging.  In some ways it is a bit concerning, the fact that members of a group such as this have such varied opinions, but it’s really not surprising. Continue reading