Introduction

Knowledge is power.

Sir Francis Bacon1

1. Sir Francis Bacon, Relegious Meditations of Heresies, 1597.

Lean Integration is a management system that emphasizes continuous improvement and the elimination of waste in end-to-end data integration and process integration activities. Lean practices are well established in other disciplines such as manufacturing, supply chain management, and software development to name just a few, but the application of Lean to the integration discipline is new.

Lean manufacturing is a management system that emphasizes creating value for end customers and eliminating activities that are not value-added (waste). Its principles were derived from the Toyota Production System (TPS), which was developed over ...

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