Lean Operations

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.
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  • Dying Hard or Hardly Dying? The Economic Viability of Live Digital Conferences

    Last time, I addressed the current state of flux in digital marketing conferences. My take included one expert perspective from an executive leader of one of our major conference series, Mike Grehan. Several others have since weighed in. Matt McGowan, Mike’s past colleague at Incisive Media (and now a strategist with Google), notes that so-called “sponsor-led” conferences len ...

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