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Produced by Post Foods, elsewhere. You choose your meal options from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert sections on the monthly food order form, according to the Nutrisystem website. The first time around, lean operating principles were applied to service industries that had not previously thought of themselves as having factory-like characteristics. They offer a full line of frozen dinner products. A number of aerospace and industrial-equipment companies are starting to tap into this information. The future of lean is exciting.
McPherson and Adrian V. Likewise, managers in many back-office processing environments can make them more flexible and remove waste to boot by organizing transactions or activities according to their variability and then assigning different ones to baseload or swing teams. As these examples suggest, lean is hardly stationary. To learn more about these and other examples, see The Lean Management Enterprise: A system for daily progress, meaningful purpose, and lasting value January , a collection of articles available at mckinsey.
In the years ahead, service and product companies alike will increasingly be able to reach their long-term goal of eliminating waste as defined directly by customers across their entire life cycle—or journey—with a company. For example, an unprecedented amount of product-performance data is now available through machine telematics. These small data sensors monitor installed equipment in the field and give companies insights into how and where products are used, how they perform, the conditions they experience, and how and why they break down.
A number of aerospace and industrial-equipment companies are starting to tap into this information. They are learning—directly from customer experience with their products—about issues such as the reliability of giant marine engines and mining equipment or the fuel efficiency of highway trucks in different types of weather.
The next step is to link this information back to product design and marketing—for example, by tailoring variations in products to the precise environmental conditions in which customers use them. Applying lean techniques to all these new insights arising at the interface of marketing, product development, and operations should enable companies to make new strides in delighting their customers and boosting productivity.
The understanding of what makes people tick has been improving dramatically, and companies are starting, more and more, to apply psychology to their operations.
Disney, for example, recognized that visitors in its theme parks respond to different emotional cues at different times of the day and embedded this realization into its operations in precise ways. In the morning, for example, Disney employees are encouraged to communicate in a more inspirational style, which resonates with eager families just starting out their day at the park.
In the late afternoon when children are tired and nerves become frayed , employees aim for a more calming and supportive style of communication. Finally, market- and consumer-insight tools for instance, statistically based regression analysis, as well as advanced pricing- and financial-modeling tools are creating a far more sophisticated and much closer to real-time view of what customers value. The changes may just be getting started. Better-integrated datasets across channels and touch points are rapidly enabling companies to get much more complete views of all interactions with customers during the journeys they take as they evaluate, buy, consume, and seek support for products and services.
Usage patterns of mobile devices and services are painting a richer picture than companies previously enjoyed. The end result should be more scientific insight into how product and service attributes contribute to customer value; new ways to look at what matters most for classic lean variables, such as lead time, cost, quality, responsiveness, flexibility, and reliability; and new opportunities for cross-functional problem solving to eliminate anything that strays from customer-defined value.
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