This is not a savings. Negligent employees (see this example), a coffin with a striking technique zeal. Nearby are the days when metal was spent in good expensive equipment. Such a situation is habitual to all, but completely opposite to the principles of Lean. You can not cut the branch on which you sit.
Fixed assets production, are the basis for constructing well-being. Therefore, the reorganization of production management should start with technology, to create a humane environment for her. Nothing new: Maintenance and Planning preventive maintenance schedule, constant monitoring, quality parts and materials, skilled maintenance and most importantly – less dirt. (Similarly see: Kai-Fu Lee). The financial crisis has forced many to think about the future. A serious challenge for business, all is not enough money. In such circumstances, is hard at work engineering. As the crisis has happened before and probably still will, they should be regarded as natural selection, as update.
With the expectation of future upgrade to selection, technical equipment, work organization and your own thinking. Products and services to the consumer is always needed, and at the exact time, with sufficient quality, to the lowest price. That means production should be constantly improved, increasing efficiency, always be plastic and modern. Consume less, produce more – the law of survival. Dying poor, unadapted, technically backward inefficient enterprises. Profound reorganization of all departments, to improve their interaction, upgrading equipment and technology, in short, the implementation of Lean principles, based on long-term plans should be a priority for the company's management. Economical production is not simply to buy cheaper – sell more expensive and not enough more to throw on, and certainly not cutting incentives and lengthening of the working day.