Core idea of the lean approach is to maximise customer value and to focus on its key processes in order to continuously increase it through an optimum value creation process that has zero waste.
Lean thinking changes the focus of management from optimising separate technologies, assets, and vertical departments to optimise the flow of products and services through entire value streams that flow horizontally across technologies, assets, and departments. [1]
Lean approach operates in conjunction with policy making, emphasises the incorporation of agility and iterations. Such an approach, which borrows its methodology from software development strategies, has the potential to respond to the fast-moving and multi-stranded nature of the challenges. [2]


[1]    Lean Enterprise Institute (2018), What is lean?, retrieved February 226, 2018.
[2]    Verhulst, S. (2017), Introducing the Digital Policy Model Canvas,, retrieved February 6, 2018.
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