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Lean processes are better in any contexts. Why encourage waste or if reduce customer value realization even when there is no sense of urgency?
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Interesting what you wrote: "Lean processes are better in any contexts. Why encourage waste or if reduce customer value realization even when there is no sense of urgency?"
In this situation, people are dying because there are no products and equipment
If folks hadn't started by hoarding these products, there may have been more supplies available in the initial period to give factories sufficient time to ramp up their efforts.
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We agree that the development and application of Lean has reduced waste.
Kaizen will definitely help to improve this system
Should there be some sectors of activity in which this approach needs to be rethought?
Fact: stock-outs of health products and equipment
I did not refer to the breakdown of product stocks resulting from people's behavior (hoarding)
"Lean" production means producing just the right amount at the right time thus not creating any waste. It does not mean producing less than required resulting in shortages. The right amount should include for increased demands due to unplanned occurrences (risk events). Someone should have done the risk analysis and come up with mitigating measures should such a risk event occur. Two possible mitigating measures for product supply is 1) stockpiling, or 2) increased capacity to produce at a moments notice.
The only question that has to be asked during the planning stage is: what happens if? Answer - let people die (accept the risk) or implement mitigation measures.
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