Observing what we want to observe and avoid what we want to avoid is in human nature and a natural tendency. But in the business environment there are many things which are crucial for progress and need to be observed and corrected carefully. By doing this we can be benefited to a great extent and if we neglect it, it may cause serious losses. Most of the times the things, which are making losses to us; are in invisible mode and harm the business without our notice. We require some special tools to visualize it; LEAN Lens may be one of these tools.

Generally these are the inefficiencies in form of wastages present at different stages of the business process. In the present era of cut throat competition, where pressure is from all the sides, buyers ask for services or products on cheaper rates and on the another side raw material and operating costs are going higher everyday. In this situation improving efficiency and working on waste reduction or elimination is a workable alternative to be competitive in the business. Here LEAN thinking becomes inevitable. This article is an effort to make the invisible things visible using LEAN philosophy without any expenditure

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The author is Assistant Professor in Dept of Fashion Technology at NIFT Gandhinagar