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Definition Lean Production. Description.

Lean Production is a manufacturing performance improvement approach and philosophy that emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. It involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, supply chain management, and dealing with the customers.

Lean producers employ teams of multi-skilled workers at all levels of the organization and use highly flexible, increasingly automated machines to produce volumes of products in potentially enormous variety. It contains a set of principles and practices to reduce cost through the relentless removal of Waste and through the simplification of all manufacturing and support processes.

Lean Production Forum
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  Organizations Must Go on a DIET to Become Lean
Lean is focused on the elimination or reduction of waste and the continuous improvement of the overall performance of a company. Acquiring the proficiency to accomplish more with less is the path toward removing insignificant activities from organiza...

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Resources - Lean Production Premium

Summary of Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance. History, Tools, PROs and CONs

Detailed presentation about Lean Production, including the interesting origins of Lean Production in Toyota Motor Company. By Hong, E. Sledge, S. And ...
Usage (application): Operational Excellence, Maximizing Efficiency

The 5 Main Steps of the Lean Manager

For a lean manager, performance and excellence are very important. These 5 steps characterize a lean ma...
Usage (application): Lean Management, Lean Production, Lean Six Sigma, 5S, Root Cause Analysis

Lean Production for a Green Environment

Presentation about lean manufacturing and its relation with sustainable business. The presentation includes the following sections:
1. Introducti...
Usage (application): Lean Production, Lean Manufacturing, Green Manufacturing


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See also: Just-in-time  |  Total Productive Maintenance  |  3rd Party Logistics (3PL)  |  Vendor Managed Inventory  |  Waste Management  |  Bullwhip Effect  |  Value Engineering  |  Scientific Management  |  Quick Response Manufacturing

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