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LEAN definition, assistance, articles and presentations.

What is LEAN? LEAN made popular by Toyota focus primarily on reduction of Muda (waste) to improve value to the customer. Muda is a Japanese term for effort that is unproductive. The seven wastes include:

  • Transportation - when a product/information is moved it can be damaged, lost, delayed and additional cost can be incurred that does not result in value to the customer.
  • Inventory - requires capital outlay by the customer or the manufacture.
  • Motion - Damage resulting from transportation through the manufacturing process or injury to workers.
  • Waiting - Time spent waiting for a product/service during transportation or processing.
  • Over- processing - Additional work is done on a product/service than is desired by the customer.
  • Over - production - Product /service produced that is more than the customer requires.
  • Defect - Rework or rescheduling.

LEAN is founded on the belief that waste can be eliminated and asks the question does the process step provide value from the customer perspective.

How to plan for LEAN. CRE8 Independent Consultants provide on-line Mindedge training (PREP, EXAM, CEU, HRCI, AND PDU). To Learn More >

  • Lean Basics
  • Lean Six Sigma Basics
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Prep Course and Exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam

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Example Cre8 Lean Articles And Presentations