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Lean manufacturing principles are multidisciplinary

Graham Immerman
April 01, 2019

The principles of lean manufacturing can be used in many areas of business. 

KaiNexus said, "Its pillars of continuous improvement and respect for people are universally relevant. Today, Lean is used in healthcare, high-technology, construction, education, services, and government."

Trying to be efficient and always working to become better are universal strategies for success. If you have not learned the principles and wastes of lean manufacturing yet, do your research! You might be surprised at how much they can help leaders in any industry, manufacturing or otherwise. 

What Other Industries Have Learned from Lean ManufacturingSource: http://blog.kainexus.com

Value Streams – The value stream is the entire lifecycle of a product from development through the customer’s use and disposal.For example, in healthcare, patient check-in and registration is part of the value stream as are diagnostic tests and prescriptions for medication.Read More

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