No Lean Manager Needed. One of the pillar of every Lean program is that the key factor of its implementation is People. But when we look how our organizations are pushing the program inside their structures, what we will see is a top-down system.
Why is this happening?
- they were not taught to be supervisors and to manage people
- they are continuously fighting with daily production problems
- nobody told them that they are responsible for improving
No Lean Manager Needed. But as in the army, officers are going to officer school before becoming officers, in the same way we should start to think that we need to really engage our best operators before they are getting promoted, and later on we could start to trigger a lean transformation. This is clearly a slow solution, that takes years just to start the Lean journey, but this is as well the only way to trigger a bottom-up transformation.
Andrea Manti is CBDO at Lean Community. He has over 15 years of experience in Lean Management. He is an expert in Lean and Quality Management and has held positions working as a Process Engineer, Customer Quality representative, Quality System Manager (IATF standard), and Continuous Improvement Senior Manager. During his career, Andrea has led the implementation of several Lean/6Sigma projects, TPM workshops, and TWI activities. He is also an expert in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program