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lean

1. (of a mixture of fuel and air) containing insufficient fuel and too much air
2. (of concrete) made with a small amount of cement

Lean

Sir David. 1908--91, English film director. His films include In Which We Serve (1942), Blithe Spirit (1945), Brief Encounter (1946), Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Dr Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984)

lean

[lēn]
(materials)
Of concrete or mortar, containing little or insufficient cement.
Of clay, deficient in plasticity.
Of coal, having little or no volatile matter.
Of lime, containing impurities.
Of fuel mixture, expecially for internal combustion engines, being low in combustible component.
Of ore, being low-grade.

Lean

An experimental language from the University of Nijmegen and University of East Anglia, based on graph rewriting and useful as an intermediate language. Lean is descended from Dactl0.

Clean is a subset of Lean.

["Towards an Intermediate Language Based on Graph Rewriting", H.P. Barendregt et al in PARLE: Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, G. Goos ed, LNCS 259, Springer 1987, pp.159-175].
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The CBO team received an insight into the requirements of driving and sustaining Lean transformation, Lean principles, and how PDO has applied this across its operation.
PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci, who is directly steering the Lean Continuous Improvement change programme said: "It was a pleasure to host the CBO team and to showcase Lean which is a powerful approach focusing on developing people and creating an environment which encourages daily problem-solving." "By building a culture which embraces problems as opportunities for learning and develops managers into coaches, we are able to build teams that can continually identify and remove non-value adding waste and unnecessary complexity from our core processes," he added.
Lean Six Sigma for Leaders is a no-frills approach to implement Lean Six Sigma in an organization.
First, a distinction: Lean concepts focus on providing 'value' to the customer by reducing process/turnaround time, costs, complexity, and waste in operational processes.
Lean PlanDo has been increasingly adopted in construction projects worldwide and has been helping construction companies to reduce their wastes on delays, correction works.
Sources say that Microsoft plans to fix this issue with a "Lean" version of the operating system.
"A lot of people think that Lean Manufacturing is a concept that simply belongs in the plant," explains Thomas Dahbura, president of Hub Labels.
As questoes citadas anteriormente estao presentes nao so no processo de implementacao, mas tambem na manutencao da filosofia Lean nas empresas (Achanga, Rajkumar, & Geoff, 2006; Childerhouse, Thomas, Phillips, & Tow, 2010; Wang et al., 2012).
Lean is a practice and a philosophy of identifying and eliminating non-value adding activities for more efficient production and thereby reduce production time and costs.
Patel suggests how companies can integrate Lean principles into the manufacturing processes or service provision.
But despite success stories like Wiremold's, field reports and other data show that even mature Lean manufacturers still use SCVA.
By the 1930s, Toyota perfected the lean manufacturing process by using it to track the flow of the company's product; they fine-tuned and enhanced the flow to eliminateexcess materials waste and capitalize on efficient manpower and machine power.