Myth: Lean is a set of tools

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Sometimes it is much easier to define something saying what it is not. Remember:

Lean is NOT a set of tools

Many Lean masters and experts struggle to write a good definition of what Lean is. Some say that Lean is a “set of principles”. Others say it is “culture”. I’m not sure about the best definition, but I am certain that “just a set of tools” is a wrong one.

It’s always a good time to read about Lean principles, some information here:

http://www.lean.org/WhatsLean/Principles.cfm

 

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