(Management or production)

"Lean" is used in business and logistics in connection with "Lean Management" and "Lean Production".

This refers to the totality of all processes, approaches and methods that lead to an efficient design of the respective value chain.

In the 1990s, the Toyota production system was the role model and pioneer, and in some cases it was also regarded as a second revolution in the automotive industry. The ultimate goal of lean management is to create value without waste.

The entire system is analyzed from two perspectives: First from the point of view of the company and second from the point of view of the customer. In the end, there should be processes that are strongly customer-oriented and yet efficient.