'Lean' simply means a systematic approach to identifying all types of waste and optimum utilization of available resources, continuous improvement, ensuring smooth flow of the product in the supply and manufacturing chain and meeting customers demand. In short, 'Lean'
is about "doing more with less"
– less inventory, less time, less space, less movement, less man hours and with less money.This made Mr. D K Srivastava
, Executive Director, QCFI to evolve a new concept – Lean Quality Circle (LQC)
and presented in the Board Meeting held March, 2010.The lean concept makes us to think of such cases where we are not utilizing the potential of the people, who have developed themselves to solve the problems. Ultimately, this is the outcome of the Quality Circle Concept. Lean Quality Circle has the option to co-opt members from other than their own work area, if the project demands, as in the case of management cross functional teams. Hence this is a cross functional team for non executives. More