Lean Production

At the end of this class students should be able to:

Define lean production

Explain the importance of lean production to firms

Discuss at least THREE techniques that facilitate lean production

Discuss the link between lean production and the following:

-inventory management

-quality and capacity

-employee roles

What is lean production? Link

Time Based and Simultaneous Engineering and Quality Circles

From the previous link you would havre realized that many of the techniques we discussed in earlier classes such as TQM and Kaizen are critical components of lean production. The following links provide you with information on other techniques of lean production.

Case Study on Lean Production

This case study of Ali Supermarket shows how lean production is used in real life. You may read this case study or listen to it. The case illustrates how elements such as Just in Time and TQM are used to ensure lean production. Link