The basic idea behind lean manufacturing is to create streamlined processes that deliver products “just in time” – exactly when the customer needs them, without the products spending any time on a shelf as inventory. The idea of “just in time” applies both to the end product and the raw materials for that product within the plant – for instance, delivering a set of screws for one product exactly when they are needed. Just in time seeks to implement a “pull” philosophy that maximizes product flow across the length of the factory.
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