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LEAN ±A competitive edge for Business improvementbyApparao G
 
2
S
ession Plan:
Wh
at is LEAN?
How does LEAN work?
Wh
ere is LEAN applicable to?
5 principles of lean
Ot
h
er Principles of LEAN for continuous improvement
Lean in
S
oftware
Results of few case studies
LEAN vs ot
h
er frameworks
 
3
Wh
at is lean?
F
ollowing t
h
e c
h
allenge to rebuild t
h
e Japanese Economy after worldwar II, innovative met
h
ods are explored.
Japanese automotive Industry developed Lean manufacturing wit
h
alead from Toyota and utilising t
h
e Toyota Production
S
ystem (TP
S)
 factory.
T
h
e book, ³T
h
e Mac
h
ine T
h
at C
h
anged t
h
e
W
orld´ written by
W
omack, Jones, and Roos introduced t
h
e concept of lean t
h
inking tot
h
e
W
estern world in 1991.
Lean p
h
ilosop
h
y is tomaximize customer valuebyeliminating waste andoptimizing t
h
e existing processesin all aspects of a firm¶sproduction activities:
h
uman relations, vendor relations, tec
h
nology,and t
h
e management of materials and inventory.
Lean means doing more wit
h
less effort. Lean Organizationunderstands customer value and focuses t
h
eir key processes inmeeting customer needs wit
h
all muscles wit
h
out any fat / waste.

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