Lean Manufacturing, Lean Ops, Lean Whatever....many people haven't heard of it, have heard of it but don't know anything about it, have heard of it but only know a little about it...and so on.
"Reducing waste" - almost everyone understands what this means, right away, without further explanation for context about what certifications the person holds to help reduce waste or why reducing waste might be a good thing.
Why don't we speak more plainly about Lean and about what we do?
Let's reduce waste. In manufacturing, in service, in everyday lives. We can call out waste, in whatever form and location we find it, and work to reduce it.