In manufacturing, Lean aims to shorten the time of order execution, reduce costs and improve work safety and quality. This is done by optimising processes through the identification and elimination of 7 wastes. To create clear organisation and performance standards, maintain optimal inventory levels and set clear responsibilities and priorities, it is important to identify and eliminate wastes: too much or too little inventory, unnecessary motion and inefficient transportation, over-processing, downtime and waiting, defects and overproduction.

The Lean methods used involve employees in day-to-day improvement activities, helping them to develop autonomy, responsibility and teamwork.