Definition of Lean Manufacturing Systems

Lean manufacturing system also is known as lean manufacturing or lean production is a methodology of minimizing waste without compromising the quality of the product. From 1948 to 1975, this methodology was introduced by Taiichi Ohno and Eiji Toyoda in Japan. They introduced the assembly line manufacturing system to improve production with high standards while reducing manufacturing waste.


Manufacturing waste is the worst thing that every business fear off. It not only includes material waste but the unutilized workforce, unused material that is not recycled or reused. Lean manufacturing principles can help any business gain efficiencies and as a result, beat competitors in the respective market.

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