Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Thursday's Ask the Experts: LEAN thinking

March 24, 2011
Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How can LEAN help in the area of custodial Maintenance?
The answer:
I have to believe you are referring to the principles Jim Womack and Dan Jones outlined in Lean Thinking (1996) and discussed in detail at, which says, “In short, lean thinking is lean because it provides a way to do more and more with less and less — less human effort, less human equipment, less time and less space — while coming closer ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
To read the rest of this response, click here.