Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing or lean production, which is often known simply as “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.

The Toyota was the first company to introduce “lean manufacturing” concept in its production system. Lean manufacturing focuses on reducing waste.

Types of Waste

  1. Overproduction
  2. Inventory
  3. Waiting
  4. Motion
  5. Transportation
  6. Re-Work
  7. Over-Processing
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