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Lean manufacturing concepts have been around since the late 1980’s. If you have questions about the basic tenets of lean and how is plays into a continuous-improvement strategy, check out this MMSonline article.
Lean manufacturing is focused on the identification and elimination of waste. Waste is categorized as any activity that does not add value, or something that your customer doesn’t want to pay for. Lean practitioners have identified eight types of waste, including defects, overproduction, waiting, non value added processing, transportation, inventory, motion and employee under utilization.
The article will give you some detail on each type of waste. Remember that getting lean is a continual process; if what you’re doing today is better than yesterday, then you are on the right journey.