Moving on - beyond lean thinking

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Koskela, Lauri;
(2004)
  • Publisher: Lean Construction Institute
  • Subject: other | NA | HB | TS155194 | T1

Lean Thinking is currently often positioned as the underlying theory of lean production among practitioners and academics, although its originators, Womack and Jones, seem not to have presented it as a theory. This paper endeavors to analyze whether Lean Thinking can be... View more
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