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Technical note
Reference no. UVA-OM-1617
Published by:
Darden Business Publishing (2007)
31 March 2016
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5 pages
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This is a Russian version. 'Lean' has been defined as the 'relentless pursuit of the elimination of waste.' This technical note provides a glossary of terms concerning Lean implementation, including muda, muri, nura, kanban, andon board, SMED, poka-yoke, 5S, gemba, takt time, heijunka, and kaizen.


Lean manufacturing; Lean implementation; Operations management; Best practices; Continuous improvement & kaizen; Logistics & supply chain; Manufacturing; Operations strategy; Planning & control; Process analysis; Quality management & improvement; Service management; Service operations; Six Sigma

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