Why and how to implement a Lean program to deliver continual improvements.

The ongoing margin pressures in the Consumer Products industry have caused companies to continually seek initiatives to improve profits. This paper discusses why they are turning to enterprise-wide Lean programs to achieve this objective.

The success of a Lean program is dependent on effective, timely measurement from initial business case through a cascaded management system of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as decision hierarchies and management “drumbeat.” Bringing all the elements together in a structured approach, such as Capgemini’s BeLean® methodology, will lead to fast benefits and sustained continual improvement.