JobShopLean

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JobShopLean is a concept for applying the philosophy of Lean to the type of usually small manufacturing organization known as a job shop. Unlike continuous (Flow) manufacturing as practised by Toyota, this manufacturing is characterized by skilled hourly employees such as machinists, diemakers, welders, pipefitters, painters, etc. that perform non-repetitive manufacturing operations, often based on them determine the manufacturing processes and sequences. Lean manufacturing is the concept of doing all this as efficiently as possible.