Introduction to Lean and Just-in-Time Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is widely used by industries mainly to mitigate and eliminate all kinds of waste and to improve productivity as a way of enhancing the competitiveness of organizations. A positive correlation between lean implementation and business performance has been highlighted in numerous researches.
With regard to just-in-time (JIT) production, it is considered to be a production system for making and delivering what is needed, just when it is needed and just in the amount needed.
This chapter aims to clarify the differences between Lean and JIT and be an introduction to the content of the book.
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