Glossary Term: Lean manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a practice that aims to reduce wasted time, effort and other resources in the production process without sacrificing productivity and efficiency. Lean manufacturing is built off the idea that the reduction of waste can be more profitable than an increase in sales.
Waste can appear in many different cases including an overburden or inequality in workloads, wasted materials and unnecessary movement through the production process. By removing waste from the system manufacturing plants are able to improve quality, efficiency and profitability.
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