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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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Response to the Question on Lean Philosophy In my reporting unit, we utilize the principles of lean manufacturing as a guiding philosophy: Yes 52,49% No 27,25% Not currently, but 22,21% we are in the process of implementing these changes Did not complete the 6,6% survey Note: Table made from pie chart Figure 3.
A lean philosophy of avoiding complex processes, aligning agendas across departments, and engaging executive buy-in can return extraordinaory results.
Perfection is the fifth principal of a Lean Philosophy.
Given the accelerated pace of business change and global competition, a lean philosophy is one practice every organization should consider in its business planning process.
A fundamental idea in the lean philosophy is that the current work methods can be improved--that usually means made better by someone other than those closest to the work.
Parkinson incorporated the Lean philosophy in fall 2000 to help machine orders flow through the company more quickly and efficiently.
Lean philosophy emphasizes the continual improvement of production processes, while ERP emphasizes planning.
The company's LEAN philosophy is focused on customer satisfaction, quality performance, and continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.
In today's real-time IT environment, systems are no longer the antithesis of a Lean philosophy.
Implementing a textbook Lean philosophy can increase the risk of component shortages in the event of allocation, plus it may increase material cost.
In addition, Menlo's process-driven approach to creating savings, their lean philosophy and Lean continuous improvement programs are consistent with the Fox culture.
Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers have the additional challenge of integrating their customers' preferred suppliers into this Lean philosophy.