"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

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"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

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"Lean Thinking" and the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing

James Womack and Dan Jones are the founders of the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Lean Enterprise Academy (UK), respectively. Their book, Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, is considered by some to be the bible of Lean manufacturing.  It was originally published in 1996 based on their in-depth study of Toyota’s fabled Toyota Production System (TPS). Philip Caldwell Chairman and CEO of Ford from 1980-1985, said of the book, “Truly remarkable...The most comprehensive, instructive, mind-stretching and provocative analysis of any major industry I have ever known.” 

Lean Thinking lays out the five Lean manufacturing principles; value, value streams, flow, pull, and perfection.  Here’s some insight into what Womack and Jones meant by each.


Original: https://blog.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/lean/lean-thinking-and-the-5-principles-of-lean-manufacturing
Posted: May 2, 2017, 11:02 am

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