Orchestrating Lean Implementation

  • Jens Ove Riis
  • Hans Mikkelsen
  • Jesper Rank Andersen
Part of the IFIP – The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 257)

The notion of Lean Manufacturing is not merely confined to a set of well defined techniques, but represents a broad approach to managing a company. Working with lean entails many aspects, such as production planning and control, production engineering, product development, supply chain, and organizational issues. To become effective, many functional areas and departments must be involved. At the same time companies are embedded in a dynamic environment. The aim of the paper is to propose a comprehensive approach to better implementation of lean initiatives, based on two empirical studies. The paper will discuss how a concerted effort can be staged taking into account the interdependencies among individual improvement initiatives. The notion of orchestration will be introduced, and several means for orchestration will be presented. Critical behavioral issues for lean implementation will be discussed.


Business Process Development Initiative Organizational Issue Management Attention Danish Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Ove Riis
    • 1
  • Hans Mikkelsen
    • 1
  • Jesper Rank Andersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Industrial ProductionAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.KnowIT ApSRandersDenmark

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