Problem Solving Explained

In any process improvement endeavor, the initial step involves identifying
and bridging gaps between current and desired conditions.

This necessitates effective problem-solving, a continuous process integral to Lean management.

Two key principles guide Lean problem-solving: reliance on verifiable facts,
not assumptions, and recognition that it’s an ongoing learning process.

The burden of proof is emphasized, ensuring objectivity.

Additionally, problem-solving is seen as a learning journey during plan implementation,
addressing the problem’s cause and implementing countermeasures.

In essence, Lean Manufacturing recognizes problem-solving as vital, emphasizing objective data and continuous learning, enabling organizations to successfully close gaps and achieve continuous improvement.