Cafeteria Lean August 12, 2010Posted by Jeff Fuchs in Lean Thinking, supply chain.
Tags: Lean Thinking, supply chain
Bill Waddell, over at Evolving Excellence, explains that Nissan attempts Lean the way a woman ordering a huge meal and a diet coke handles dieting. It just doesn’t work. Nissan has had to shut down several of its plants for a few days to make up for a supply chain problem with a shortage of parts. The problem, Mr. Waddell explains, isn’t that lean won’t work for Nissan; it is that Nissan isn’t using lean well enough. A poor supply chain –with companies looking to find their way around European Union tax laws, for example –is the root of the problem.
Check out the Evolving Excellence article here.