New To Quality or Need a Refresher? Let ASQ's Quality Resources Help. Our Topic for This Week is Lean.

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Lean is defined as a set of management practices to improve efficiency and effectiveness by eliminating waste. The core principle of lean is to reduce and eliminate non-value adding activities and waste.

Lean manufacturing, or lean production, is a system of techniques and activities for running a manufacturing or service operation. The techniques and activities differ according to the application at hand but they have the same underlying principle: the elimination of all non-value-adding activities and waste from the business.

Lean enterprise extends this concept through the entire value stream or supply chain: The leanest factory cannot achieve its full potential if it has to work with non-lean suppliers and subcontractors.

Learn more at: https://asq.org/quality-resources/lean
News Quality Management Division 08/27/2022 10:26am CDT

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