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Manager’s Guide to Operations Management by John Kamauff

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Image Lean Thinking (and Doing)

The concept of lean has developed into so many adaptations and variations and applications, almost all of them generating dozens of books and hundreds of articles, that it’s absurd to even consider giving it only a short chapter in this book. But we’ll keep it lean by focusing on the thinking, the principles, and the spirit.

Lean Production, Lean Thinking, Lean Principles

The term “lean production” was coined by John Krafcik, who used it in an article he published in 1988, “Triumph of the Lean Production System.” James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones, and Daniel Roos used it in their influential book, The Machine That Changed ...

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