Lean Techniques

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Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for students to evaluate the lean techniques applied to business in today's workforce.

Note: Students and Faculty seeking more information on this assignment can refer to Ch. 14 of the Operations and Supply Chain Management textbook.

Assignment Steps

Select a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing or lean supply chains.

Evaluate how this firm uses lean strategies and how much lean techniques has improved the firm's efficiency.

Evaluate ways the firm can go even further to make improvements using lean techniques.

Use the results you obtained from evaluating this firm to apply to your own business or a business you are interested in which currently does not use lean.

Develop a 1,050-word report in which you describe your lean evaluation project.

Tutor Answer

School: Duke University


Surname 1
Student’s name:
Lean Techniques
One of the fascinating companies when it comes to lean manufacturing implementation is
the Toyota Corporation. Toyota has for long used the lean techniques in its manufacturing
processes and organizational culture, and they have greatly helped them to become the leading
car manufacturer in two decades, superseding the pioneer car companies (Liker and Hoseus 35).
Their lean approach to manufacturing is also called “just in time production system” or the
Toyota production system. The system is built around eliminating burden in the manufacturing
system, eliminating wastes and utilizing all resources efficiently, and eliminating inconsistencies
in the quality as well as productivity of the process.
The lean manufacturing as used at Toyota also entails identifying the eight different types
of wastes that need to be eliminated. The main types of wastes include waste of movement,
waste of stock, waste of waiting, waste of overproduction, waste of transportation, waste of
processing, waste of processing defective products, and waste of underutilized employees (Liker
and Hoseus 38). Adherence to the principle of continual waste reduction and elimination, the
company has been able to reduce car defects in their processing. This has also enabled them to
maximize on productivity. They have incorporated robotics technology in their production,
which has enable...

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