The Lean Myth: The Overselling of Lean in Manufacturing
Don't get me wrong - I'm a big fan of lean principles. The problem I have is the conventional wisdom that it must also incorporate lean manufacturing (Kanban).
Lean principles can be applied to any manufacturing discipline. They provide for excellent advice and improve the process greatly - so much so that we see them used for many aspects of business and life.
In this article, I want to expose some of the myths regarding lean manufacturing and identify how some of these philosophies are actually hurting business.