Gathering the current literature referring to the topic of lean production, mostly associated with the Toyota Production System. Most scientific literature tends to use the meaning of lean as efficient and stringent.
Discussing with practicioners I get the impression that the derived meaning and further development of the TPS leads to a more complex set of items dealing to accomplish a company’s targets.
During these days of highly volatile and unsecure conditions a company has to adopt more often and to amplified changes.
The research blog “lean research” tries to answer, reflect, and discuss while writing my thesis.