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Ch 26: Lean in Business

About This Chapter

The Lean in Business chapter of this Intro to Business: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master the concept of lean in business. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that only take about five minutes, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of lean in business.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering lean in business material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn lean in business. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how lean is used in manufacturing, process management, operations management, healthcare and other industries and management areas
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about lean
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Lean in Business chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the lean in business chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any lean in business question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos and read text lessons on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a lean unit of a standard business course. Topics covered include:

  • Principles of lean management
  • The meaning of lean manufacturing and lean process management
  • Definitions of the rapid improvement event and value stream management
  • Lean operations and lean supply chain management
  • How lean management is used in healthcare

8 Lessons in Chapter 26: Lean in Business
Lean Management Principles

1. Lean Management Principles

Lean management is when a company strives for constant improvement while considering their customers' values. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of lean management and the core principles that help companies thrive when using this style of management.

What is Lean Manufacturing?

2. What is Lean Manufacturing?

Companies have limited resources with which to work and are always looking for ways to do more with what they have. In this lesson, you will learn about lean manufacturing.

Lean Process Management

3. Lean Process Management

Saving money is an important concept for all companies. Spending less money means more money in their pockets. In this lesson we will learn about a concept that can help a company save money while still creating a quality product or service.

What is a Rapid Improvement Event?

4. What is a Rapid Improvement Event?

Every company experiences a time when they need to make changes. Sometimes those changes happen over an extended amount of time, and sometimes those changes are quick. This lesson centers around the quick, drastic changes known as a rapid improvement event.

What is Value Stream Management?

5. What is Value Stream Management?

When a manager's main focus is value, he is practicing value stream management. This lesson focuses on what this type of management style looks like as well as why it is important.

Lean Operations Management

6. Lean Operations Management

Many organizations have started making changes in order to better their operations and benefit customers. In this lesson we will discuss the importance of lean operations management and the advantages it offers to organizations.

Lean Management in Healthcare

7. Lean Management in Healthcare

Reducing costs is a goal of almost all businesses. In healthcare, businesses not only want to cut costs but provide quality care. In this lesson we will learn how lean management can improve the healthcare industry.

Lean Supply Chain Management

8. Lean Supply Chain Management

When you plan your day, you likely plan it in the most efficient way you can, so as not to waste time or resources. Businesses do that as well, applying a concept called lean supply chain management. In this lesson, we will discuss lean supply chain management and show how it applies to today's business environment.

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