A fundamental principle of lean manufacturing is demand-based flow manufacturing. In this type of production setting, inventory is only pulled through each production center when it is needed to meet a customer's order. The benefits of this goal include:
The Total Lean Management Model aligns ALL the pillars of Lean – TFM, TPM, TQM, TSM and THM in a systematic way under one umbrella, making Lean understanding, learning and execution a smooth methodology.
In Lean In, Sandberg points to an experiment led by Columbia Business School and New York University professors. They gave the students a case study from the Harvard Business School about a successful entrepreneur, Heidi Roizen. But half of the students received the case study with one difference. "Heidi" was changed to "Howard."