Lean manufacturing basics explained

Lean manufacturing basics explained News

  • October 14, 2014 14 Oct'14

    Understanding the emerging role of smart machines

    Machine intelligence isn't a new concept, but now it's becoming less science fiction and more of a reality. Companies should understand and prepare for the growing role of smart machines in IT and business operations.

  • November 17, 2011 17 Nov'11

    Applying lean techniques to quality control

    Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency.

  • August 05, 2009 05 Aug'09

    Where lean manufacturing methodology meets supply chain management

    Lean manufacturing is a technology as well as a philosophy. Read how manufacturers use software to apply lean methodology to supply chains to increase visibility and efficiency.

  • October 07, 2008 07 Oct'08

    Lean manufacturing and ERP not mutually exclusive, experts say

    You don't need ERP to implement lean manufacturing effectively. You don't need lean to implement ERP. But together, they make a powerful platform for reducing waste and increasing productivity.

View All News

Lean manufacturing basics explained Get Started

Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content

  • lean production

    Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. Continue Reading

  • kaizen (or continuous improvement)

    Kaizen, also known as continuous improvement, is an approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. Continue Reading

View All Get Started

Manage Lean manufacturing basics explained

Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

View All Manage

Problem Solve Lean manufacturing basics explained Issues

We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.

View All Problem Solve