The 2 key pillars of any lean enterprise are continuous improvement and respect for people. Knowing and improving your team’s skillsets help your company to overcome the many future challenges of the changing business landscape.
The fourth step in the lean 5S (6S) process is seiketsu, or standardized. Standardize is fundamentally about establishing clear, unambiguous norms for people to perform. Standards are a prerequisite for continuous improvement. As Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS) put it, “Where there is no standard, there can be no improvement.”