Holy Lean Batman!

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Have you ever considered how Batman is a great example of Lean?

  • Much like Jon Miller’s Way Of The Ninja, the Dark Knight is quick, agile, and has portable access to the Batcomputer.
  • He can find anything in his Utility Belt during dark Gotham nights because there is a place for everything and everything in it place. 
  • The Batsignal is a visual management tool for the police to alert him when there is trouble.
  • Instead of sitting at the Batcave desk, he goes to Gemba to see the crime happening in real-time.
  • He is really good at coordinating with team-members Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl.

Just like Toyota, Batman still has some work to have all waste eliminated.  I think the Batcave can use a bit of 5S.  The giant penny and robot dinosaur in the trophy room are not used frequently and probably pose a safety hazard!

Above image used with permission from DC Comics

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