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Schlankheitskur mit Schönheitsfehlern. Lean Production - Wirkung und Nebenwirkung

: Lay, G.

Technische Rundschau 85 (1993), Nr.5, S.36-39
ISSN: 0040-148X
ISSN: 1662-3096
ISSN: 0040-1498
ISSN: 1023-0823
Fraunhofer ISI ()
chance; competitiveness; effect; lean production; risk

The restructuring of an enterprise using the principles of "Lean Production" is often seen as a necessity to increase competitiveness. More productivity, better flexibility and higher quality are effects which can be achieved by making an enterprise "lean". Lean production structures, however, are bringing out some sideeffects, too. The unintentional impact can be found in the situation of the workers, the ecological situation, the consumption of natural ressources, the structure of economies and the vulnerability of systems. This article describes the dependencies of individual elements of the "lean" concept to these side effect areas and gives the opportunity to compare chances and risks of lean production more completely.