"Surviving a Lean Economy"
That sure is an unfortunate Time magazine cover with that headline and an illustration of a really emaciated piggy bank.
Does that everyday use of the word “lean” cause problems for the Lean Manufacturing movement? Does it cause problems at your site?? Do any of you avoid using the word “lean” at all because of the possible connotations?
When I asked Jim Womack about the word once, he responded by saying “it's just a word.”