A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.
simplify the concepts of lean
three principles of sort, simplify, and scrub on a daily basis. Finally, sustain ( shisuke in Japanese) means to always follow the first four S''s so as to create a disciplined culture that practices and repeats the Five S principles until they become a way of life for employees. Visual Controls In terms of tools, lean manufacturing tends to focus heavily on visual controls to make life straightforward for operators and to avoid errors. Visual control requires that the entire workplace is set up with