Lean production is aimed at the elimination of waste in every area of
production including customer relations, product design, supplier networks and
factory management. Its goal is to incorporate less human effort, less
inventory, less time to develop products, and less space to become highly
responsive to customer demand while producing top quality products in the most
efficient and economical manner possible.
8 Wastes of Lean
Transport - Moving people, products & information Inventory -
Storing parts, pieces, documentation ahead of requirements Motion -
Bending, turning, reaching, lifting Waiting - For parts, information,
instructions, equipment Over production - Making more than is immediately
required Over processing - Tighter tolerances or higher grade materials
than are necessary Defects - Rework, scrap, incorrect documentation Skills - Under utilizing capabilities, delegating tasks with inadequate
Productive-Fewer Inputs More Outputs
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