Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, "lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, "value" is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for.Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work. Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS) (hence the term Toyotism is also prevalent) and identified as "lean" only in the 1990s.
Posts about Lean Manufacturing
  • A call-to-arms for The Agile Era of business management

    … in The Shareholder Value Era, with lean manufacturing techniques such as kanban and just-in-time supply chain management. But software developers at the end of the 20th century were the ones who really flushed out modern agile processes, by breaking big analytical matters into small steps with an emphasis on: Short review cycles Many iterations…

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