Six Sigma Blog: Ins and Outs of Lean Manufacturing

Ins and Outs of Lean Manufacturing

Moving on to lean manufacturing, we see that it is an approach that helps manufacturing units in waste reduction and consolidation of processes. The method adds continuous value to business activities through continuous waste elimination, and delivers higher quality products at lower prices and faster delivery times. Lean techniques and principles include:

As with the Six Sigma techniques, we will cover each of these in detail in the weeks to come.

The benefits of lean manufacturing methods:

  • Reduction of wastage and inventory
  • Optimization of floor space usage
  • Creation of more robust production systems
  • Development of apt delivery systems, for both inbound material and outbound goods
  • Improvement of factory layouts for increased flexibility in manufacturing