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THE LEAN TECHNIQUES 2
Introduction
Lean techniques simply mean creating more value for customers while utilizing few
resources. Therefore a lean organization understands customer value for the customers with
fewer resources; this is achieved by changes that focus its energy improving separate
technologies, assets, and vertical departments that ensure efficiency by way of streaming
technological advancement horizontally. Lean is not a short-term cost reduction program, but it
is the system or the way in which a company operates (Zokaei, et al., 2013).
Toyota Lean Technique
An example of a business that uses lean technique system is Toyota, although they have
labeled what they do as their own system: Toyota Production System (TPS). This system brings
together all manufacturing and distribution processes including interaction with the suppliers and
customers on behalf of the automobile manufacturer. Toyota Production Systems consists of
two main pillars- Just in time meaning that one needs to make only' what is needed, when and
in the required amount, and Jidoka also referred to as autonomation” - meaning automation
with a human touch, that is, building a culture of getting everything right from the start rather
than fixing problems- which enables them to develop various tools that converts these ideas into
actions thus applying this to business needs and demands (Liker & Convis, 2011).
Through the lean system, Toyota has risen to become one of the best automobile
manufacturers and distributors over the years. Toyota uses waste elimination system that gets rid
of everything that does not add or anything that hinders positive growth. This simply means
Toyota uses Lean Technique to reduce non-value added activities so that the input or resources
used are minimal. These non-value added activities eliminated include; waste of overproduction

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Running head: THE LEAN TECHNIQUES 1 Lean Techniques Institution Affiliation Date THE LEAN TECHNIQUES 2 Introduction Lean techniques simply mean creating more value for customers while utilizing few resources. Therefore a lean organization understands customer value for the customers with fewer resources; this is achieved by changes that focus its energy improving separate technologies, assets, and vertical departments that ensure efficiency by way of streaming technological advancement horizontally. Lean is not a short-term cost reduction program, but it is the system or the way in which a company operates (Zokaei, et al., 2013). Toyota Lean Technique An example of a business that uses lean technique system is Toyota, although they have labeled what they do as their own system: Toyota Production System (TPS). This system brings together all manufacturing and distribution processes including interaction with the suppliers and customers on behalf of the automobile manufacturer. Toyota Production Systems consists of two main pillars- Just in time – meaning that one needs to make only' what is needed, when and in the required amount, and Jidoka also referred to as “autonomation” - meaning automation with a human touch, that is, building a culture of getting everything right from the start rather than fixing problems- which enables them to develop various tools that converts these ideas into actions thus applying this to business needs and demands (Liker & Convis, 20 ...
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