Japanese Lean Manufacturing Terms
February 25, 2013 1 Comment
We often have people ask us about various Japanese terms that are used in lean manufacturing. Since lean production was simply a term used to describe the Toyota Production System back in the 1980’s, Japanese words are used to describe certain principles and concepts. We’ve created a cartoon video that talks about some of the Japanese Lean terms such as kaizen, kanban, heijunka, muda, mura, muri, andon, poka yoke, and others.