Lack of leadership
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Several years ago I was invited by the husband and wife ownership team of a furniture company to facilitate their lean journey. Management of the company was split evenly with the husband responsible for production and the production support processes while the wife managed sales, marketing, accounting, HR, and other administrative functions. Both of them were adamant that the company couldn’t continue to be successful without a fundamental culture change. They believed that lean thinking and the tools and techniques of lean would enable them and their staff to achieve the objective.
North Carolina furniture plant
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