Lean is speed in workflow, provided all the quality issues have been brought under control. Achieving Lean gives companies the quantum leap to improve profitability in today's fast business transaction from order to delivery. How fast this can be, is dependent on the flow of core processes along the value stream.
The design of the Value Stream is the core issue surrounding the important concept of achieving SPEED. Each and every company has a different manufacturing strategy to meet its business goals and objectives. This strategy must correspondingly be reflected in the design of the value stream, the ownership and the deployment of resources along the value stream activities and employees' empowerment.