The key Concepts of Lean Production and Anticipated Effects on Worker Well-being of Lean Production Concepts
Paper in proceedings, 2009
The Lean Production concept was first heard of in 1988. The concept builds upon the notion of the Toyota Production System (TPS). Despite the vast amount of material that has been published on the topic there still seems to be no common definition of the term. Such a definition is not provided in this paper but four key concepts of Lean Production and a proposition of a conceptual model are presented. In addition an account of the expected main effects in respect to worker well-being of a number of concepts associated with Lean Production is given.