Lean Manufacturing is a concept where a company tries to eliminate waste from their processes.  Lean manufacturing technologies such as Just in Time (JIT) & Kanban are often used by companies to improve their processes. Think of a company you have either worked for, conducted business with, or are otherwise familiar.  

 

Pick one of their processes (For example:  taking customer orders at McDonalds).  Describe this process and point out any elements of waste.  

 

Describe how you would improve this process to eliminate the waste you identified. 

 

Is it possible to apply JIT and Kanban techniques to this process?

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