Lean is focused on creating the most value for customers while minimizing waste and using fewer resources.
We started our Lean journey over a decade ago and are continuously working to make it an important part of our culture. As a certified training center for Lean, Simmons has trained thousands of employees and community members in Lean rules and principles. We also developed a proprietary follow up to Lean called "B.E.S.T." (Better, Easier, Safer, Today).
Structure every activity
Clearly connect every customer-supplier
Specify and simplify every flow path
Improve through experimentation at the closest level possible towards the ideal state
Directly observe work as activities, connections and flows
Systematic Waste Elimination
Systematic Problem Solving
Establish high agreement of both what and how
Create a learning organization
We use the name "Tim Wood" to remember the 7 Wastes.