How do China’s LIEs Implement Lean Management

Chang-qing PENG, Ling WANG


It is important to study that whether and how China’s Labor-Intensive Enterprises (LIEs) could transplant and implement the lean management. This essay used a case about a lean management project in a garment factory, which found that wastes and problems were in the original production lines. After some improvement projects, the results are obvious. For instance, the distance of production process is shortened, the production space is released, the production cycle is shortened, the flexibility of production system is increased, and the costs of manufacturing are extremely reduced. Therefore, it is possible and necessary that LIEs could implement and transplant the lean management.


Labor-intensive enterprises (LIEs), Lean management (LM) , Toyota production system (TPS).


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