Learning to Think Lean

Liker, Jeffrey
February 1999
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Feb99, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p29
Trade Publication
Discusses the methods that manufacturing companies throughout the world in many industries adopt. Original model for lean manufacturing; Central tenets of lean manufacturing; Main features of synchronous material flow in lean manufacturing.


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