Many organizations mistakenly try to increase the capacity of their processes by speeding up the process. They make the value creation part go faster and ignore all the waste that forms the majority of the lead time through the process.
Lean organizations realize that sometimes we have to “Go slow to go fast”.
This entails clearing the fog by making the process visible so we can see the waste. Teams of people from the process can then implement counter measures to eliminate the waste. This frees up capacity allowing more throughput giving organizations the improvement they need.
In many cases we can actually slow the process down, eliminate the waste and get more out the end.
Contradiction? Only to traditional thinkers not to Lean thinkers.