BUSN6110_Midterm - Why Lean as a Philosophy Lean production...

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Why Lean as a Philosophy? Lean production philosophy is an outcome of Japanese manufacturing systems based on the Toyota Production System combining Total Quality Management (TQM) and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). It is based on the following principles: Teamwork Communication Efficient use of resources and elimination of waste The Kaizen approach which means in Japanese continuous improvement – watch continuously for ways to improve quality. Just-in-time delivery, standardized work and problem solving. Lean manufacturing implementation has three processes: flow, pull and striving for excellence. In the flow process, production material should flow throughout the production process without interruption. The pull process refers to the orders between customers and suppliers. Finally, striving for excellence refers to the Kaizen approach in which a company never becomes perfectly lean because continuous improvement should be an ongoing process not having a definitive end.
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