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Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing is a technology and business process-driven strategy for reducing unnecessary activity in the manufacturing environment. The concept involves deliberate, continuous and, if possible, systematic identification and elimination of unnecessary activities and inefficiencies. These are referred to as ‘wastes’ and include: poor job scheduling (leaving staff waiting around between job), performing too much work on components (more than the customer needs), and unnecessary movement of inventory around the facility (wasting time and resources).