lean manufacturing

lean manufacturing UK US noun [U] (also lean production) PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENT
the business of producing goods in large numbers using methods that avoid waste and reduce the time taken: »

The factory has adopted a lean manufacturing programme to weed out waste in its production processes.

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The use of multiskilled worker teams and flexible automated technology are key components of lean production.

Compare TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM(Cf. ↑Toyota Production System)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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