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Lean Manufacturing - A Powerfull Tool for Reducing Waste During the Processes


  • Mihai Apreutesei

    () ("Transilvania University of Brasov)

  • Emil Suciu

    () (Transilvania University of Brasov)

  • Ionela Roxana Arvinte

    () (“Transilvania University of Brasov)


Lean manufacturing provides a new management approach for many small and medium size manufacturers, especially older firms organized and managed under traditional push systems. Improvement results can be dramatic in terms of quality, cycle times, and customer responsiveness. Lean manufacturing is more than a set of tools and techniques and has been widely adopted by many production companies. Lean manufacturing is a culture in which all employees continuously look for ways to improve processes. In the present article are presented the Lean Manufacturing tools, like kaizen, Kanban, poka-yoke witch a company can use to reduce the waste(muda) during a production process. The paper contains also, the most common seven types of waste from production and some examples from our daily activity.

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  • Mihai Apreutesei & Emil Suciu & Ionela Roxana Arvinte, 2010. "Lean Manufacturing - A Powerfull Tool for Reducing Waste During the Processes," Analele Universitatii "Eftimie Murgu" Resita Fascicola de Inginerie, "Eftimie Murgu" University of Resita, vol. 2(XVII), pages 23-34, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:uem:journl:v:2:y:2010:i:xvii:p:23-34

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    1. Olorunniwo, Festus & Udo, Godwin, 2002. "The impact of management and employees on cellular manufacturing implementation," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 76(1), pages 27-38, March.
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    lean manufacturing; waste; lean tools; Kanban; leaner company;

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    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics


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