Lean in manufacturing

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  • Lean has spread from the automotive industry to most other manufacturing industries.
  • Toyota is still the leading example, as continuous improvement is at the heart of their culture. They are stongly driven by the desire to eliminate waste from all their processes.
  • There is significant variation in the maturity and depth of Lean implementations.
  • Many companies implementing Lean started applying tools to parts of their manufacturing processes. They progressed to a planned approach to the end to end value streams, then extended the continuous improvement program to other core processes.

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