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ALSO CALLED: Lean Manufacturing
DEFINITION: Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. Engineer Taiichi Ohno is credited with developing the principles of lean production after World War II. His philosophy, which focused on eliminating waste and empowering workers, reduced inventory and improved  … 

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The Many Benefits of Lean IT
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VIDEO: Can a leaner approach to IT deliver greater value at lower cost? Flextronics' CIO David Smoley reveals how a lean approach to IT, similar to successful methods used in manufacturing, delivers greater value to organizations and their customers.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 20 Sep 2010

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