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rest

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tend

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lean on someone: depend on

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lean on someone: pressurize

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to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal

to have a tendency or inclination

deviation from a particular direction

marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen

characterized by an economy of artistic expression

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the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

cause to lean or incline

have a tendency or disposition to do or be something

rely on for support

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cause to lean to the side

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lacking excess flesh

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lacking in mineral content or combustible material

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containing little excess

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not profitable or prosperous

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So, with this explosion in recent years of books, CDs, DVDs, articles, blogs, seminars, presentations, all sorts of ways and means to communicate the powerful message of Lean, you would think that everyone gets what Lean is, that we're all lined up behind a common definition, theme and sheet of music.
The last principle of Lean thinking is "perfection," or the elimination of all waste.
He has been involved with Lean practices for more than 20 years, including writing and teaching.
In charge of nearly 6,500 soldiers in 65 units throughout six states, the 96th RRC has used Lean Six Sigma to also reduce the deployment preparation time for a battle-rostered unit from 30 days down to just three.
Lean Six Sigma techniques integrate risk and document processes.
Lean Six Sigma combines the two methodologies to improve the quality (Six Sigma) and efficiency (Lean) of production and service offerings, and to reduce operation costs.
An overview of the primary Lean Principles--Point-of-use Manufacturing, Pull Systems, One-piece/continuous Flow, TAKT Time, Visual Factory, Total Elimination of Waste, and Continuous Improvement.
In one lean installation that Gugger directed, the CEO was reluctant to assume the responsibility as a lean leader.
Let it lengthen gradually as you lean into the run more.
The Lean Enterprise Institute is a nonprofit educational and research organization dedicated to advancing the principles of lean thinking in business organizations.
The article states, "Those who have worked with lean companies contend that many standard cost accounting practices no longer make sense.
Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that uses manufacturing as a competitive weapon and could provide long-term solutions.
Ground beef can be labeled "80 percent lean," "85 percent lean," etc.
Does lean production empower workers and broaden their skills, or is it a modern extension of Taylorism that puts workers under greater stress and weakens unions?