Definition Lean Manufacturing - Definitions of (thesis assignment)

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pinder

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hai everybody can you please provide me definition(s) of lean manufacturing by different authors
 
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Wes Bucey

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pinder said:
hai everybody can you please provide me definition(s) of lean manufacturing by different authors
We could, of course, just list some authors on Lean and their working definitions, but I have a hunch that won't serve your true purpose unless you are seeking someone to do a homework assignment.

Please tell us why you feel you need definitions of Lean from different authors. Most folks would want OUR idea of one best definition or even an [FONT=Arial,verdana]amalgam [/FONT]of several definitions combined into one best definition, The natural follow-up to that would be HOW to go about identifying "nonLean" conditions in an organization's processes, THEN suggestions on effective ways to transform from nonLean to Lean.

Otherwise, if all you want are definitions without any insight as to their relative value in real world thinking, it might be better to ask us to help you formulate Google search parameters.
 
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Wes Bucey said:
We could, of course, just list some authors on Lean and their working definitions, but I have a hunch that won't serve your true purpose unless you are seeking someone to do a homework assignment.

Please tell us why you feel you need definitions of Lean from different authors. Most folks would want OUR idea of one best definition or even an [FONT=Arial,verdana]amalgam [/FONT]of several definitions combined into one best definition, The natural follow-up to that would be HOW to go about identifying "nonLean" conditions in an organization's processes, THEN suggestions on effective ways to transform from nonLean to Lean.

Otherwise, if all you want are definitions without any insight as to their relative value in real world thinking, it might be better to ask us to help you formulate Google search parameters.
respected sir i have to submit my thesis on topic of lean manufacturing,for purpose in the one of the chapters i want to give the definitions of this term(lean manufacturing).if you can provide me some definitions then it would be very thankful to you all, if you cannot provide clearcut definitions than please tell me how different authors have interpreated this term or from where i can search such data

i have few definitions given by different persons like

"Lean Manufacturing is “a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste (all non-value added activities) throughcontinuous improvement” that is being adopted by world class, high performance firms to produce remarkable results."

"Lean Manufacturing, also called Lean Production, is a set of tools and methodologies that aims for the continuous elimination of all waste in the production process. The main benefits of this are lower production costs, increased output and shorter production lead times."

"The Lean Concept refers to a collection of tools used topromote long-term profitability, growth, and doing more with less"-TOMPKINS ASSOCIATES

like this can you provide more...
 
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Wes Bucey

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I have moved this thread to its present Forum since it is primarily a "theory" type of question, rather than an actual, practical, real-world situation.

Anybody care to help this student with his assignment?
 

Bev D

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I really don't mean to be rude and I dont' want to stifle learning but:

why would I want to go to my personal library (or google), look up various definitions and then type them into a post, when the student can and should do this themselves. It's a simple research task that is expected of students. In fact doing your own research on this type of theory leads to "accidental" discovery of other interesting tidbits. These accidental tidbits are often even more valuable than the sterile search for basic definintions - the student might actually learn something instead of merely remembering or simply cutting and pasting. (cut and paste doesn't even require actually reading the text and so they won't even remember it, let alone learn something)
 
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