Lean processing is going to continue to be used by firms from many sectors in the future as they attempt to become more efficient by tackling waste.
The method was originally taken on board in the 1990s and the success of carmaker Toyota through using lean led to it becoming more popular.
But according to a report by manufacturing.net, some people have questioned the relevance of lean in the modern world.
It was noted there are "two very powerful" reasons why lean processing is going to continue to be used by firms in different sectors, the first of which being that waste is an enemy all companies are able to recognise.
The second is that it is based on a "relatively simple methodology", which means it can be of use to most businesses no matter what field they operate in.
Toyota recently revealed it is going to continue its focus on lean methods in the future as it battles with fellow Asian car manufacturers such as Hyundai for a share in the market, the Associated Press reported.
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