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Lean Manufacturing Concepts

Taiichi Ohno, former Executive Vice President of Toyota explaining Toyota Production System TPS (Lean Manufacturing), said TPS is not just a production system it is a philosophy.

When Packaging Process Improvement uses Lean Manufacturing as its basis, It empowers the workers on the assembly line. The Lean philosophy is "those workers closest to the actual process will have the best understanding of how the processes should work".

Lean Manufacturing is focused on the customer (Just-In-Time), the business (Quality, reducing cost and eliminating waste) and the employees (People producing maximum value).

The Packaging Process Improvement philosophy of Lean Manufacturing is based on three pillars:

  1. Just-In-Time Production
  2. Quality
  3. Respect for People
Lean Manufacturing Concepts