lean manufacturing concepts
Lean manufacturing is also known as Lean enterprise or Lean production, Lean is a production and manufacturing practice that focuses on increasing customer value by reducing cost and production time by reducing or even eliminating waste and loss, Lean Manufacturing principles came from the philosophy of management in Japanese manufacturing, particularly from toyota’s production system (TPS).
Lean focuses on the disposal of seven types of waste:
- Unnecessary and unproductive movement of “equipment and personnel”
- Waiting times
- Unnecessary processing steps
- Defect / Rework