Traditional lean is based on the idea that tasks should be executed faster, better, and more cost-effectively, with employees engaged as full partners in continuous improvement. A digital lean approach constitutes a combination of lean management practices, design thinking and advanced digital technologies. Integrating lean principles into digital transformation can be a highly effective way of achieving radical simplification of the process, allowing companies to identify and apply the most effective levers for the digital journey.
Digital Lean takes up the pillars of traditional Lean by supporting continuous improvement at all levels and by using the new possibilities offered by technology. It requires a better consideration of the company’s human capital; it encourages the development of teams by providing them with innovative tools and by promoting both a sense of belonging to the organisation and opening up opportunities to work collaboratively and more efficiently.
Digital Lean aims to exploit the full potential of digital tools and technologies. Identifying and integrating the most appropriate digital technology into the workflows requires a deep understanding of all related business processes, as well as an understanding of the available technologies.
Digital Lean also supports the improvement of customer satisfaction, by delivering value as efficiently as possible While strengthening the link with the customer through digital technology.
In essence, digital lean can be a powerful combination of timeless lean principles and constantly evolving digital technologies to decrease waste and improve business efficiency.