Lean Management

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A management principal that aims to reduce every form of wasting, mistakes, unnecessary efforts and costs. Its goal is to add quality to the output in an effective and efficient way.

General information

Lean Management -> Create worth without wastes.


A lean oriented management wants to survive with the least amount of administration, planning and hierarchy necessary. It uses two established principals as leading guidelines to prevent from making mistakes.

  1. Every action from the customer view in terms of quality, price and performance
  2. Every action from the organizational view in terms of worth-creating and competitiveness

Notes: There is a third younger principal that currently is in discussion and gains more and more importance

  • Every action from the team view in terms of personal- and organisational development

Business Evolution Management Framework (BEM) and Lean Management

Operators of the BEM Framework profit from the lean-orientation in several ways.

  1. High customer orientation
  2. High organisational orientation
  3. Pursuit of competitiveness for the best possible quality
  4. Effectiveness and efficiency through the exact possible administration, planning and hierarchy
  5. Continuous minimization of risks and complexities to support values, without wasting ressources
  6. Early implementation of team know-how and discussions
  7. Early recognizance of and reaction on mistakes -> aims on an optimal maintenance effort regarding the outputs

Goal of the lean-orientation in the Business Evolution Management Framework (BEM)

The main goal is a lean oriented management in operating with the Business Evolution Management Framework (BEM) is, to keep the administration and management effort as small as possible and to invest freed energy and resources in value creation.

Limitations of Lean Management

Lean management is often not welcomed by the management in its early stages. A qualified management is requested in the harmonization.


Young entrepreneurs and operators of the BEM Framework often start their mission lean-oriented because of the limits of resources, time and budget. The Business Evolution Management Framework (BEM) continuously review the organisation and its output in the aspects innovation and evolution, to reduce complexities and possible company blindness.

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