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The Relevance Of Lean Manufacturing Principles in Diverse Applications and Digital Enterprises

  • Stephen Davies
  • Tim Coole
  • David Osypiw

The lean manufacturing model through the elimination of waste creates customer value and efficient manufacturing work flows matched to customer demand. Promoters of the lean model contend that lean manufacturing will become the global manufacturing standard across the totality of industrial applications for the 21st century. This assertion is assessed across a variety of industrial sectors and the relevance of the lean model is considered within a Digital Enterprise Technology Environment, a construct that serves to manage product life-cycles on a global scale.

Keywords

Lean Manufacturing Lean Model Toyota Production System Supply Chain Strategy Extended Enterprise 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Davies
    • 1
  • Tim Coole
    • 1
  • David Osypiw
    • 1
  1. 1.Buckingham Chilterns University CollegeUK

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