Lean is a methodology to be applied when flow can be established and supply achieved against a pull from demand. The methodology follows 5 steps to the perfect lean enterprise.
Lean is the antidote to waste (MUDA). It is a way to do more and more with less and less – less human effort, less equipment, less time and less space – while coming closer to providing customers exactly what they want. A way of creating work rather than simply destroying jobs in the name of efficiency.