The “lean culture” is or can be everywhere in our life. We have posted a few papers in the past months on the “Toyota Kata way”, saying how it could help you improve your day to day routines, no matter your field of expertise.
Here is a very interesting article from “Civil eats” that demonstrates how the Toyota way can help multiple types of industries, which may apply to pretty much anything : lean construction, lean agriculture, lean start up, lean health care and much more…
It’s pertinent but not a surprise to consider the arguments that convinced these farmers to take the first step toward lean culture : productivity and quality! “As always!”, notes Josée-Anne Bergeron, one of our consulting director. Improving your productivity, thinking “waste elimination” is a common interest after all.
To anyone wondering if the lean culture can be helpful in any type of work field or industry, the answer is YES!
Most of the time, we hear people saying how it can’t apply to their field of industry because too many factors change constantly. It’s never a problem, just a different factor or a different challenge. Needless to say how agriculture can suffer from adaptation challenges and volatility, wether for adapting to the environnement, seasons, weather… but yet, we observe reading Jessee Frost article how the lean culture helped farmers developing a better way of growing food.
Curious about it, here is a very well written, clean and concise paper on the subject :
What Can Small Farms Learn From a Car Company?
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more about it! That’s what we do!