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What is Lean Management

Technological Developments in Industry 4.0 for Business Applications
Management philosophy that aims to encourage companies to do more with less, focusing on reducing waste.
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Towards Industry 4.0: Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing Leveraging MTEF – MTEF-MAESTRI Total Efficiency Framework
Emil Lezak (IZNAB Sp. z o.o., Poland), Enrico Ferrera (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy), Rosaria Rossini (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy), Zofia Masluszczak (Lean Enterprise Institute Poland, Poland), Malgorzata Fialkowska-Filipek (Lean Enterprise Institute Poland, Poland), Gunnar Große Hovest (ATB - Institut für angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen GmbH, Germany), Alexander Schneider (Fraunhofer FIT, Germany), Emanuel J. Lourenço (Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Portugal), Antonio J. Baptista (Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial, Portugal), Gonçalo Cardeal (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal), Marco Estrela (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal), Ricardo Rato (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal), Maria Holgado (University of Cambridge, UK), and Steve Evans (University of Cambridge, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4936-9.ch009
An overview of the work under development within the EU-funded collaborative project MAESTRI is presented in this chapter. The project provides a framework of new Industrial methodology, integrating several tools and methods, to help industries facing the fourth industrial revolution. This concept, called the MAESTRI Total Efficiency Framework (MTEF), aims to advance the sustainability of manufacturing and process industries by providing a management system in the form of a flexible and scalable platform and methodology. The MTEF is based on four pillars: a) an effective management system targeted at continuous process improvement; b) Efficiency assessment tools to support improvements, optimization strategies and decision-making support; c) Industrial Symbiosis paradigm to gain value from waste and energy exchange; d) an Internet-of-Things infrastructure to support easy integration and data exchange among shop-floor, business systems and MAESTRI tools.
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Optimizing Patient Flow in Emergency Care Units  and Lean Healthcare
A systematic approach to identify and eliminate waste through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the pull of the customer in pursuit of perfection ( Plenert, 2011 ).
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Six-Stage Pyramid Model for the Implementation of a Holistic Sustainability Approach in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
organising activities of an institution in such a way that no waste occurs, whether in personnel deployment, finances or not well-thought-out purchasing,
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Understanding the Implementation of Lean Philosophy in Warehouse Management
It aims to create value and eliminate waste through the involvement of all employees of the organizations to promote permanent continuous improvement.
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Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) and Lean Healthcare: Reducing Patient Journey in Emergency Care Units
An approach to managing an organization based on the concept of continuous improvement, focused on maximizing customer value while minimizing waste.
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Technologies for Connected Government Implementation: Success Factors and Best Practices
Lean management refers to the control of resources according to customer/citizen needs by reducing any waste. It aims to identify and eliminate waste in the process by providing a systematic approach. It provides the flow of the perfect product and transparency to the customer/citizen. Lean management focuses on improving cost and time to optimize the e-Government service process.
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The Role of Quality Management in Firm Performance
It is a management method focused on improving business performance through developing capabilities of all of its human resources.
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