Unformatted text preview: waste in the production process and so produce more by using fewer inputs . There are several forms of waste that lean production aims to eliminate. f Waste from materials f Waste of worker’s time and effort f Waste of floor space f Waste from defective products (poor quality) By reducing this waste the costs of firms will decrease and they will become more efficient and competitive. The idea is to make the product right first time (not spend time checking and re-checking). There are several popular management techniques that have been developed to help achieve “lean production”. The three most popular are: f Cell production f Kaizen (continuous improvement) f Just-in-time (“JIT”) manufacturing Key Links for GCSE Business Studies http://www.tutor2u.net/ Discussion Board for GCSE Business Studies Other GCSE Business Studies Revision Notes and Resources from tutor2u Tutor2u GCSE Business Online Store...
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