What Lean Is and Is Not? Lean isn’t about being skinny and it is not regarding “cutting to the bone.” Lean is about having the proper resources in place to do the proper work for the customer, with the right quality, at the correct time. Lean isn’t “mean” (although the […]
Lean manufacturing may be a business improvement technique that focuses on the particular wants of the client by preventing waste from being designed into the system. Waste is thought to be non-value adding operations like transport, inventory, motion, waiting, over-processing, overproduction and defects which are irrelevant for a customer.
The very concept of lean manufacturing was obtained from the manufacturing industry of Japan. Various production management methods have evolved in Japan that includes JIT, Toyota Production System, KANBAN, and Production Scheduling.