Lean and ISO Working Together

Some people think that compliance with ISO 9001:2008 inhibits innovation and Lean transformational change. This is very far from the truth. I previously wrote about how compatible and complementary both methods are when implemented in the same timeframe. I will explain in more detail below. ISO requires the organization to be engaged in Continual Improvement.  Lean provides one vehicle for a company.. read more →

Lean Manufacturing Basics

Lean Manufacturing grew out of the Toyota Production System or TPS. Today, Lean Manufacturing is most often referred to as Lean with its concepts and techniques being applied to many fields outside of manufacturing in sectors such as: Financial Health Services Lean Manufacturing roots go back to Henry Ford in the USA, but the techniques.. read more →