The word “lean” is a synonym for “slender,” but it also refers to an approach to increasing productivity and efficiency in business. For this Project, you will apply the concepts of Lean Production to a wasteful or inefficient situation in a work context and write a case study summarizing what you learned.
To prepare to write your case study:
1.Read or listen to the Aldi case study in the Project resources to learn about how Lean Production can be applied successfully.
2.Make sure you understand the concept of Lean Production and the following approaches to Lean Production:
Cell Production Just in Time(continuous improvement) and Total Quality Management (TQM)
To write your Case Study:
1.Choose a workplace situation that wastes time, money or other resources, and provide a brief background on it. Analyze the situation. How is it wasteful? What is causing the waste to occur?
2.Determine which of the three approaches to Lean Production is most applicable to your situation.
3.Write your Case Study, making sure it explains:
the wasteful situation you have chosen, how it is wasteful, and what causes it to be wasteful
the three different approaches to Lean Production. Explain them in your own words, and in plain, simple language (no jargon).
the Lean Production approach that is most applicable to your situation and why
how you would apply Lean tactics to address the situation. How would doing so solve or reduce the waste problem?