Lean Manufacturting

“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize”


—Shigeo Shingo”

Chapter Objectives

To understand:

  • Basic elements in lean manufacturing
  • Benefits of lean manufacturing
  • Integration of lean manufacturing into SCM
  • Success factors for leanness



The significant innovations in supply chain management (SCM) are quickly moving away from interfacing with customers and suppliers to integrating with customers and suppliers. The very foundation on which demand and supply business relationships were established is rapidly disappearing in favour of more effective supply chain management methods. An added dimension ...

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