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The term ‘Lean implementation’ means to put Lean principles in place in an organization. Despite the frequent use of this term, most Lean practitioners agree that Lean is a journey that has no real end. An implementation, in contrast, has a definitive completion. Reconcile the two by considering an implementation finished when an organization is capable of continuing its Lean journey under its own power. Simply put, once the organization has a trained leadership team, a workforce that accepts Lean, internal expertise (or access to a trusted consultant), and widespread use of the most common tools, Lean can be considered implemented. Of course, even after implementation, there will always be room for improvement.