Lean

Lean delivers value to business by using pull-based systems to eliminate all forms of waste.

What is Lean

Lean delivers value to business by using pull-based systems to eliminate all forms of waste. Lean practices minimizing work in progress and maximizing flow in the system by elimination of seven forms of wastes that do not contribute any value to business. Lean uses value stream mapping to analyze and identify all forms of waste and remove them from the system. Lean delivers a stream of valuable features (considering priority and urgency of the need), at a sustainable pace and with optimal quality. Lean was first introduced as Toyota Production System (TPS).

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Related methods and techniques to Lean

  • Lean Principles

    1. Lean Principles

    The Lean principles include:

    • Eliminate Waste
    • Amplify Learning
    • Decide as Late as Possible
    • Deliver as Fast as Possible
    • Empower the Team
    • Build Integrity In
    • Optimize the Whole
  • Seven Forms of Waste

    2. Seven Forms of Waste

    The Lean seven forms of waste (called muda in Japanese) include:

    1. Transport
    2. Inventories
    3. Motion
    4. Waiting
    5. Overproduction
    6. Overprocessing
    7. Defects
  • Lean 5S technique for Improvement

    3. Lean 5S technique for Improvement

    Lean uses the 5S technique for just-in-time production. The Five S's (5S) of Lean  create a well-organized, clean, efficient and effective workplace. The 5S includes:

    1. Sort (Seiri): Remove unnecessary materials from the workplace.
    2. Set in order (Seiton): Arrange all items in the correct order to ensure smooth operation.
    3. Shine (Seiso): Inspect the workplace regularly and keep it clean.
    4. Standardize (Seiketsu): Follow standard processes and practices in the workplace.
    5. Sustain (Shitsuke): Maintain order, discipline and good working conditions.