Lean, also known as Lean production, Lean management or in Czech lean production. The Lean philosophy is linked to the Toyota Production System (TPS), which is linked to Toyota at 50. years 20. century. Lean is a methodology focused on minimizing waste of all kinds of production processes. Processes are so faster, flexible and capable satisfy customers' requirements to the maximum.
Lean combines a number of methods and practices (e.g. 5S) designed to reduce the impact of the human factor, manage supplies a reduce the needspace to achieve ability fast and effective responses to customer needs, at the same time Keeping high quality and efficiency production. The best known Lean users include Toyota, Porsche and Tesco Stores.«Back to Glossary