What is lean?

  • (adj): Lacking excess flesh.
    Example: "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
    Synonyms: thin
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on lean:

Computer-aided Lean Management - Overview
... Computer-Aided Lean Management (CALM) is a management philosophy that uses computational software in an integrated fashion to reduce risk and drive out inefficiencies ... This unique integration of software applications using lean principles was developed in the aerospace industry and has migrated to the energy industry ... Integration enables lean uses of information for the creation of actionable knowledge ...
Lean Laboratory - Implementing Lean in The Lab
... To address the above problems and issues a Lean Laboratory uses Lean principles to eliminate waste or Muda (Japanese term) ...
Lean Laboratory
... A lean laboratory is one which is focused on testing products and materials to deliver results in the most efficient way in terms of cost or speed or both ... Lean laboratory is a management and organization process derived from Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System (TPS) ... The goal of a Lean laboratory is to use less effort, fewer resources, and less time to test incoming samples ...
Lean Six Sigma
... Lean Six Sigma is a managerial concept combining Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes/muda (classified as Transportation, Inventory, Motion ... The Lean Six Sigma concepts were first published in the book titled "Lean Six Sigma Combining Six Sigma with Lean Speed" authored by Michael George in 2002 ... Lean Six Sigma utilises the DMAIC phases similar to that of Six Sigma ...
Lean - Other
... Sir David Lean, English film director, producer and editor Le'an County, in Jiangxi, China Louisiana Environmental Action Network Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush ...

More definitions of "lean":

  • (verb): Rely on for support.
    Example: "We can lean on this man"
  • (adj): Lacking in mineral content or combustible material.
    Example: "Lean ore"; "lean fuel"
  • (verb): Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined.
    Synonyms: tend, be given, incline, run
  • (adj): Containing little excess.
    Example: "A lean budget"
    Synonyms: skimpy
  • (adj): Not profitable or prosperous.
    Example: "A lean year"
  • (verb): Cause to lean to the side.
    Synonyms: list
  • (adj): Low in mineral content.
    Example: "A lean ore"
  • (verb): Cause to lean or incline.
    Example: "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
  • (verb): To incline or bend from a vertical position.
    Synonyms: tilt, tip, slant, angle

Famous quotes containing the word lean:

    Laws, like houses, lean on one another.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Leaves and bark, leaves and bark,
    To lean against and hear in the dark.
    Petals I may have once pursued.
    Leaves are all my darker mood.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
    Dorothy Canfield Fisher (20th century)