After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
Describe how lean systems can facilitate the continuous improvement of processes.
Identify the strategic supply chain and process characteristics of lean systems.
Explain the differences between one-worker, multiple-machine (OWMM) and group technology (GT) approaches to lean system layouts.
Understand Kanban systems for creating a production schedule in a lean system.
Understand value stream mapping and its role in waste reduction.
Explain the implementation issues associated with the application of lean systems.