In this chapter I aim to answer the following questions:
1 What problems might you encounter on your Lean journey?
2 How do you ensure Lean success?
3 What is the journey towards Lean really like?
Your improvement efforts can be subjected to a variety of problems that can arise during or even before you have started your Lean journey. Some of these problems will be minor teething issues that are a natural part of the learning process, whilst others present the first signs of a problem that could cause you major difficulties if not addressed. This chapter explores the most important warning signs for your Lean programme and the elements that are needed to ensure success. I will then introduce you to what the real journey ...