The core idea of the lean methodology is to maximize customer value while eliminating waste. In other words, delivering more value for the customer with fewer resources.
Lean provides a range of tools aimed at identifying and reducing the eight wastes or muda: non adding value activities such as defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized talent, transportation, inventory, motion and extra-processing.
In lean culture, people are central. Lean should be encouraged from management level and sought all employees’ participation. This implies full information sharing and training: a well- trained staff recognizes waste and works for its reduction