8 Heroes of Lean Manufacturing
Many people have heard of the term Lean or Lean Manufacturing. But most people do not know the history behind Lean. The philosophy, as we know it today, has been evolving over the last 150 years or so, with many people having some impact and influence on shaping it. Here are some of the significant influencers of Lean.
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
No single person, company, or country is singlehandedly responsible for what Lean is today. Some of the most basic elements created by each influencial person listed are still fundamental cornerstones of Lean. They each took an existing idea, understood it and then took it to another level which only complemented the previous work.
Clearly, there are many other people in the past, present and future who have and will continue to shape what Lean is and will be. Lean is a continuous journey for an organization. So, it makes sense that there be a continuous journey of what Lean is.
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