Pawley Lean Institute
Pawley Hall, Room 460K
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4542



Lean Definitions

The Lean philosophy focuses on developing excellence and innovation by identifying what is of highest value to stakeholders and customers, and then allocating resources to achieve these goals while eliminating waste. Lean learning guides organizations toward a new way of thinking, including:

• Streamlining processes
• Eliminating waste
• Maximizing success
• Developing employees
• Impacting financial measures
• Improving customer satisfaction and value

Lean creates competitive advantage due to its continuous improvement efforts geared toward a never-ending quest for perfection.