The Lean Journey at Celestica


My-ESM – The Lean Journey:

It's nice to see lean being driven from the CEO level at this former IBM business unit.

“What Celestica found was religion, of sorts. It began a journey of continuous improvement, a pilgrimage in which Lean-the systematic elimination of waste-became the source of salvation.

Although Celestica started down the Lean path about six years ago, the pace has accelerated in the last 18 months with the appointment of Delaney as CEO. Not only has Delaney picked up the pace of Lean implementation within the company, but he also is aggressively promoting the practice with Celestica's trading partners as a way to improve end-to-end supply chain performance.”

Another Celestica article is here, with an additional link to a “lean design” online web seminar.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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