The lean methodologies which now get used in industry and manufacturing are aimed at improving efficiency and saving money. These process can be applied to almost any business process including those just in the office.
When Lean consultants enter a company they will first spend time looking at business process and map them through the business. This stage can take a few days to a few months depending on the size of the company, but always show great room for improvements.
Entering in to the world of lean is to improve your business across the board, making more with less, and potentially reducing the number of hands required to build the end product.