Continuous Quality Improvement Alphabet – Lean Manufacturing

Lean SixSigma Tools

Lean Manufacturing. Lean manufacturing, or lean production, is often known simply as “Lean.” Basically, it is centered on creating more value with less work. It is a process management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System. Lean focuses on eliminating all waste in manufacturing processes. Normally, the production systems are characterized by optimum automation, just-in-time supplier delivery disciplines, quick changeover times, high levels of quality, continuous improvement and reduced operating expense. It is often seen as a more refined version of earlier efficiency efforts, building on the work of leaders such as Frederick Taylor and Henry Ford and learning from their mistakes. The main approach lies not in the tools, but the reduction of three types of waste: muda (non-value-adding work), muri (overburden) and mura (unevenness).

Lean Manufacturing Lessons Learned & Best Practices

We want to hear from you!

As professional you’ve got a unique perspective on continuous improvement and we’d love to hear what’s on your mind. Please take a minute to share your feedback, lessons learned & suggestion in the comment section.
We value your feedback about our website and review every suggestion as part of our continuous improvement. Ideas for improvement? Seeing formatting or other errors? Missing references? Please feel to contact us via the contact form or in the comments sections.

Related keywords: Quality, Continuous improvement, continual improvement, continuous quality improvement, ISO, ISO14001, Just in Time, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, SixSigma, Total Quality Management, Performance Management.

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *