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“Waste not, want not.” — Practical Wisdom
“Some see the cup as half empty. Some see the cup as half full. Good turnaround people say there’s too much glass.” —
“Thrift is too late at the bottom of the purse.” — Seneca
“A penny saved is a penny earned.” — Proverb
If you truly believe what is said – that 40-60% of our budgets are filled with waste – doesn’t it behoove you to cleanse your organization? What if you conducted a campaign to reduce waste across the board. Starting in your own office. Questioning why do we do this? Who uses this? What do they really need from me? Challenging everyone to remove one piece of “crud” every day – meetings, paper, time-wasters. Model the way. Celebrate with a burning ceremony (some have included their Policies & Procedures manuals in this).
Join us in learning these tools in Key Associates’ Creative Tools and Methods for Innovation.
GOAL/QPC has an excellent resource for additional tools, “The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger.” Visit GOAL/QPC Products.
Register for workshops or buy practical workbooks that answer the questions many of you have about implementing lean: Lean Enterprise Institute.
In the Lean Forum’s interactive website, access one minute lessons, case studies, working papers, books, and each other. College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee.
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