The Strategic Role of Lean Production in SOE’s Development

Shili Sun


Lean production, which has revolutionary production management and practice manner, is the third milestone of
human industrialization history. Its key point is to eliminate waste in all aspects of a firm’s production activities
through establishing production system with high agility. It represents the tendency of modern manufacturing
industry. It has been credited as the standard production management approach in the 21st century. Lean
production, as an advanced production manner, has important realistic meaning for improving manufacturing’s
production and management level of China at present, and swelling competitive ability of Chinese enterprises.
As the current biggest ‘Manufacturing Center’ in the globe, it’s especially crucial for Chinese enterprises to learn
the philosophy of lean production and its impetus for their development.

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