Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.
lean literature often says, lean is a journey rather than a single event with a final destination. Thus, the fifth step to achieving lean is continuous improvement in pursuit of perfection. Manufacturers, on an ongoing basis, should re-evaluate the value they deliver to their customers, as well as evaluate their entire value stream in a continual effort to improve processes and reduce effort, time, space, costs, and mistakes. The objective is to relentlessly continue to remove non-value adding