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Lean Manufacturing Assessment

TWELVE ELEMENTS OF LEAN MANUFACTURING

Lean Manufacturing consists of three management areas made up of 12 elements. These areas are Technology Management, People Management and Systems Management. Each area includes four elements of Lean Manufacturing. The Technology Management elements are Structured Flow Manufacturing, Small Lot Production, Setup Reduction, and Fitness for Use. The objective of Technology Management is a “Responsive Business Environment. “ This means developing flexibility to respond to changes in individual customer demand, changes in marketplace conditions or to produce to customer orders of one or one thousand. In other words, produce the product when and how the customer wants it.

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