Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.
machinery and equipment manufacturing
and eliminating waste in machinery, labor, or production methods), poka-yoke (mistake proofing techniques), kanban (pull-signal) replenishment and point-of-use delivery, and assembly line innovations that are the now backbone of virtually all automotive plants around the world. Today''s concept of lean manufacturing grew from TPS, and the name lean stems from its driving principle to use less of everything (i.e., less labor, less space, less inventory, less movement, etc.) than traditional manufacturing