More value for less work
Lean is a concept on how to use production resources to best effect. One of the most important points is therefore to identify, reduce and possibly eliminate the elements of production that do not add any value to the product, for instance travel time between different workstations. Highly simplified, Lean production can be expressed as: ‘more value for less work’. Someone once said that Eton Systems started practicing Lean procuction even before it became a concept.