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Lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a systematized approach to production that helps companies manufacture the most goods at the highest quality using the least amount of raw materials and resources. The goal is to cut waste in any form, including lost time, discarded products, unnecessary bureaucracy, unused warehouse space—anything that creates inefficiency or does not add value to the product.

Successful lean manufacturing depends on having well-trained employees who fully understand lean principles so they can take direct action to solve operational efficiency or quality problems.

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