Lean Manufacturing is a systematic method of trying to eliminate waste in the manufacturing process. It was originated in the Japanese manufacturing industry, specifically the Toyota Production System.
The idea is to identify and steadily eliminate waste by redesigning work cells and improving the flow of work through the production process. The goal is cost reduction by eliminating waste.
The steps to achieve lean manufacturing systems include: Designing a simple manufacturing system, realizing there is always room for improvement, continuously improve, measure your improvement and create steps for creating a world class organization.