Lean management

Lean manufacturing – A unified model

Lean manufacturing – A unified model

Many models of Lean Manufacturing coexist as we have seen in our article « 2, 5, 7 or 14 Lean principes ? » and each one has its own merits.

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Practical implementation of 5S method

5S practical implementation
The 5S method is an approach that brings many benefits and is very well accepted by users. Nevertheless, as it is highly visible and changes the way many people work, its implementation must follow a rigorous process.
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20 main Lean methods and tools description

19 Lean methods and tools
There are many methods for improving the performance of organizations and a significant part of them are "Lean" ones, derived from the "Toyota Production System" or theorised in the books by J. Womack, T. Jones and D. Roos ("The machine that changed the world" and "Lean Thinking").
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2, 5, 7 or 14 Lean principles?

What are the true Lean principles?


What are the Lean principles?
Between those of the "TPS house", "Lean Thinking", "Toyota Way 2001", and "The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer", to name only the most popular, which ones should we remember?
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Lean management history

Lean management history
Lean management was neither created in a day, nor only at Toyota. Here is a history of Lean management and how it has evolved from Henry Ford to today.

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