Prioritizing and Executing Lean Transformation Projects to Align with Business and Organizational Development

Paul Nelson

In this podcast, Paul Nelson, Supply Chain Senior Director and Lean Transformation Leader at Shire Pharmaceuticals Inc., discusses what it takes to successfully prioritize and execute Lean transformation projects to align with business and organizational developments. Nelson first discusses the three main challenges of implementing Lean transformation: top executive support, full-time availability for Lean within the organization, and education; and he shares strategies for tackling these major hurdles. He talks about why it is critical to avoid "chasing symptoms" by properly understanding root cause analysis and having a full value stream view of your organization’s processes. In addition, Nelson provides strategies that will help your organization to come onboard with Lean, Six Sigma and other process improvement methodologies.