Integrating the Lean Enterprise

A relational diagram showing how parts of a lean business are interrelated.

Diagram from Lecture 3 of this course shows the integration among business elements that is required for a lean enterprise. (Diagram by Prof. Deborah Nightingale.)


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16.852J / ESD.61J

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Fall 2005



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This class addresses some of the important issues involved with the planning, development, and implementation of lean enterprises. People, technology, process, and management dimensions of an effective lean manufacturing company are considered in a unified framework. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of these dimensions across the entire enterprise, including product development, production, and the extended supply chain. Analysis tools as well as future trends and directions are explored. A team project is a key component of this subject.

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Deborah Nightingale. 16.852J Integrating the Lean Enterprise. Fall 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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