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Lean Manufacturing/Production - definitions

Lean Manufacturing/Production - An initiative focused on eliminating all waste in manufacturing processes. Principles of lean manufacturing include zero waiting time, zero inventory, scheduling (internal customer pull instead of push system), batch to flow (cut batch sizes), line balancing and cutting actual process times. The production systems are characterized by optimum automation, just-in-time supplier delivery disciplines, quick changeover times, high levels of quality and continuous improvement.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 02 October 2010 09:29:16, External

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Lean Manufacturing - Initiative focused on eliminating all waste in manufacturing processes.

The Production System Design Laboratory (PSD), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) External states that '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.'

Principles of Lean Enterprise:

   Zero waiting time
   Zero Inventory
   Scheduling -- internal customer pull instead of push system
   Batch to Flow -- cut batch sizes
   Line Balancing
   Cut actual process times.

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Source: iSixSigma, 31 January 2011 09:12:12, External

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