Lean Manufacturing Short Course

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: May 05, 2003 End Date/Time: May 06, 2003
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Lean Manufacturing, simply defined, is a method of doing more with less. Specifically, Lean Manufacturing is
producing high quality products with minimal floor space, work-in-process (WIP) inventory, finished goods inventory,
material movement, non-vaulue-added activities, and human effort. Lean Manufacturing encompasses elements of total quality
management (TQM), just-in-time (JIT), Six Sigma, ect. within a system designed for flexibility and maximum customer satisfaction.
Lean manufacturing systems is the most comprehensive of the popular production management concepts because it addresses product,
process, and human related issues in the production system. Research has shown that, while many companies
claim that they are "lean" or managing production according to TQM, JIT, etc., few are actually doing so.
Further, while many understand the underlying concepts of these different management philosophies, few
understand the details and/or the order of operations necessary for successful implementation of these concepts.