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How to apply Lean methodology to IT

Divina Paredes | July 31, 2015
Nigel Brabyn of Nelson Forests sets out to discover double handling of data and information ‘log jams’.

"They write down processes and stick to them. When they want improvement, they improve it in a very structured way. "Whereas, with a lot of Kiwis companies, it is a little bit ad hoc. We may write down systems but we do not always follow them."

He says the Japanese firms also apply the number 8 wire mentality - a term for improvising or solving problems using more readily available resources, a reference to the ubiquitous Number 8 fencing wire.

"But they call it low cost, no cost solution."

 

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