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What is Lean
Lean (or Lean Management) is a very broad management method. The term philosophy that must the organization (enterprise) accept is most often used in the connection with Lean. Lean is based on several basic principles. Primarily it is the effort of the organization to continuously improve in all areas and to avoid unnecessary wastage.

Lean (or Lean Management) is a very broad management method. The term philosophy that the organization (enterprise) must accept is most often used in the connection with Lean. Lean is based on several basic principles. Primarily it is the effort of the organization to continuously improve in all areas and to avoid unnecessary wastage. The second principle is the best possible customer’s needs satisfaction, no matter how. Lean is often used with different attributes, depending on what fields this philosophy is applied.

  • Lean Production
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Administration
  • Lean Leadership
  • Lean Marketing
  • Lean Integration
  • Lean Programming
  • Lean Construction management
  • Lean Services
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Audit
  • and more

Lean has its roots in postwar Japan, particularly in Toyota in the 50’s of the 20th century. Lean was created as an alternative to mass production in an environment that required a high level of flexibility and lacked money for costly investment. Roots of Lean (Lean Production) are associated with the system of Toyota Production System (TPS).

Use of the Lean in practice: Lean is method building on a culture of continuous improvement, staff support, focusing on the value stream and increasing this value. It is synonymous with speed, simplicity, clarity, creating products and services without unnecessary activities and inventories, waste reduction, balancing processes and connecting processes to the customer.

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Last update: 22.07.2015

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