Lean Management - Waste Reduction Tools

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About Lean Management

Lean management is either organization-wide or department-wide approach that supports the ideology of continuous improvement, delivering value from a customer’s point of view, and elimination of waste. Lean management is a long-term approach that works in a very systematic manner, aimed at achieving success in units and implements small and incremental changes to different processes and workflows.


Mainly derived from the Toyota Production System invented by Taiichi Ohno, along with Shigeo Shingo and others, Lean management aimed at eliminating “Muda” or waste along the workflow or process line within manufacturing and production. But trumping the other objectives it fulfills, lean management involves the concept of continuous improvement among processes. Eventually, the benefits of lean management cascaded quickly from Toyota’s production line to other manufacturing units of businesses across the world, now designated as an industry standard management practice.


A Japanese term for wastefulness or uselessness, Muda was adopted to identify the different types of wastes that exists in scenarios where the process hoards up more resources than required and these wastes are doing the rounds at production/manufacturing units. When we can identify what type of waste is involved, the necessary actions of elimination can be undertaken by managers to manage the lean system implemented.

As per the identification and study, 7 types of wastes were determined and put under scanner within Lean management to find ways and means of elimination, providing us with a smooth and value-rich process flow. These 7 types of wastes include (TIMWOOD):

  • Transportation (moving materials that are not required for the process)
  • Inventory (unwanted parts of the product, whether in WIP or finished)
  • Motion (resources or equipment moving more than needed)
  • Waiting (disruptions and interruptions during processing)
  • Overproduction (excessive supply ahead of demand)
  • Over-processing (poor tool or equipment design or even less efficient product design)
  • Defects (efforts involved in inspection, monitoring, and fixing of errors or defects)

Lean management gained a lot of traction and was mostly used in the manufacturing sector, but has ever since gained a lot of precedence in the recent past as a complete set of methodologies to eliminate waste in the curve and turn of the production/manufacturing process.

Features of Lean Management

Jotted below are a few features of lean management within a business or a production line, and things that a manager implementing lean needs to pay attention to:

  • Focuses on removal of waste
  • Follows the step-by-step methodology:
    • Identification of value
    • Identification of value stream
    • Flow of activities
    • Pulling of product by customers
    • Perfection of the process
  • Focuses on the Flow of processes
  • Effect is reduction in timing of the flow
  • For organizations looking at visual value change and stress on right now time.
  • Sectors it caters to include trade, healthcare, administrative

Who is this course for?

Learning about Lean management is not only beneficial from a company’s perspective for process improvement but can also sky-rocket your career as a project or production manager. With its umpteen benefits to help you and with eduCBA’s dedication to get the best kind of training for you to excel, it’s rather a great moment for you to be enrolling into this course and taking a step forward in your massive future career.


  • Basic project management knowledge
  • Basic organization process and workflow knowledge
  • Basic computer functioning knowledge
  • A simple computer with basic configuration
  • Passion and zeal to learn and grow

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