Lean manufacturing, pioneered by Toyota, has been credited with the most significant improvements in production efficiency and product quality since the transformation from craft manufacturing to mass production in the early 20th century. It represents a comprehensive philosophy for structuring, operation, control, and management of production systems that is believed to have wide applicability. This paper outlines major lean manufacturing principles and discusses their potential for application in the mining industry.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Mineral Resources Engineering|
|State||Published - Apr 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology