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Principles and Techniques of Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing Process:
Lean manufacturing is a performance-based process used in manufacturing organizations to increase competitive advantage. The basics of lean manufacturing employ continuous improvement processes to focus on the elimination of waste or nonvalue added steps within an organization. The challenge to organizations utilizing lean manufacturing is to create a culture that will create and sustain long-term commitment from top management through the entire workforce. Lean manufacturing techniques are based on the application of five principles to guide management’s actions toward success:

1. Value: The foundation for the value stream that defines what the customer is willing to pay for.

2. The Value Stream: The mapping and identifying of all the specific actions required to eliminate the non-value activities from design concept to customer usage. Read more…

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Lean Manufacturing Process | Purpose of Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing:
Doing more with less by employing ‘lean thinking.’ Lean manufacturing involves never ending efforts to eliminate or reduce ‘muda’ (Japanese for waste or any activity that consumes resources without adding value) in design, manufacturing, distribution, and customer service processes. Developed by the Toyota executive Taiichi Ohno (1912-90) during post-Second World War reconstruction period in Japan, and popularized by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones in their 1996 book ‘Lean Thinking.’

Lean Manufacturing, also called Lean Production, is a set of tools and methodologies that aims for the continuous elimination of all waste in the production process. The main benefits of this are lower Read more…

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Lean Manufacturing Process

Lean Manufacturing :
Lean manufacturing, an approach that depends greatly on flexibility and workplace organization, is an excellent starting point for companies wanting to take a fresh look at their current manufacturing methods. Lean tech-niques are also worthy of investigation because they eliminate large capital outlays for dedicated machinery until automation becomes absolutely necessary. Read more…

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