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15:36 Jan 10, 2003
English to German translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering / technology
English term or phrase:LEAN
LEAN is not an abbreviation, nor is it an acronym. In a
business/production/systems context, lean is a comparative term, meaning
'that which has less waste than before'. Every systems you can think of
contains waste (waste being those elements/motions/features that are not
valued by customers). As you remove those elements from your
products/production systems/business systems, your system becomes 'lean'.
Obviously, by definition, no system can be completely lean, since all
systems (no matter how advanced) contain waste. So becoming lean is a
continual process of iteration, getting better and better, cheaper and
cheaper, faster and faster.
Does this help?
Ich kann nur an 'durchrationalisierte Systeme' denken, aber das ist es wohl nicht.