Lean Manufacturing

publication date 30.03.2015

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy, method of efficient production where no unnecessary losses. The aim is to produce in the shortest time and at minimum cost, of course, meet customer requirements. The method devised in the company Toyota.

Lean Manufacturing Principles

  • Less inventory - to list really needed inventory in the manufacturing, storage
  • Elimination of waiting - to set optimal flows (materials, tools..) by elimination of waiting and idle times
  • Optimum manufacturing - to eliminate redundant manufacturing of products without their factual customer, no manufacturing purely for stocks
  • Quality control - minimum quality control, the objective is to manufacture for the first time and correctly
  • Minimization of repairs and re-working 
  • Effective movements and handling - to minimize unnecessary and long movements for the work on the product
  • Optimum material handling- to eliminate unnecessary movement of material among storages and processes
  • Unused creativity of people - to employ ideas of people for improvement


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