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Lean Manufacturing



Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systemic method for the elimination of waste ("Muda") within a manufacturing process. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden ("Muri") and waste created through unevenness in workloads ("Mura"). Working from the perspective of the client who consumes a product or service, "value" is any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for.

The original seven Muda are:

• Transport (moving products that are not actually required to perform the processing)
• Inventory (all components, work in process, and finished product not being processed)
• Motion (people or equipment moving or walking more than is required to perform the processing)
• Waiting (waiting for the next production step, interruptions of production during shift change)
• Overproduction (production ahead of demand) • Over Processing (resulting from poor tool or product design creating activity)
• Defects (the effort involved in inspecting for and fixing defects)

Benefit of ISO 50001 certification

Typically Lean will improve; Quality performance, fewer defects and rework • Fewer Machine and Process Breakdowns.

• Lower levels of Inventory.
• Greater levels of Stock Turnover.
• Less Space Required.
• Higher efficiencies, more output per man hour.
• Improved delivery performance.
• Faster Development.
• Greater Customer Satisfaction.
• Improved employee morale and involvement.
• Improved Supplier Relations.

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