What is Lean?

Lean originated with both Henry Ford and his storied assembly line and, more famously, with Taiichi Ohno who codified the Lean Management Philosophy and Practices into the Toyota Production System.

Lean is simply a method of streamlining a process, resulting in increased revenue, reduced costs and improved customer satisfaction.

A Lean process:

  • Is faster
  • Is more efficient and economical
  • Delivers satisfactory quality

Lean is achieved by removing “Waste“, which is activity not required to complete a process.

After removing Waste, only the steps required to produce a product or service that is satisfactory to a Customer will remain.

Lean Process Improvement

A Process Before and After Lean Improvement

What’s Next: