This article focus is on how to assess the lean maturity of an organization.  By utilizing the 14 lean principles from the Toyota Production System (TPS) we can avoid any thoughts of an audit approach and utilize the strengths of lean to accomplish our goals.  After we establish the process, the second portion of the article provides a real life example of how to apply the lean maturity process to a social topic that has experienced a heightened level of attention and research:  The Gender Pay Gap.

Published:  Journal of Cost Management.  May/ June 2016 Issue.

Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior

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