Principles and Approaches for Optimizing Efficiency in Nursery and Landscape Business

Dewayne L. Ingram and Sarah J. Vanek, Department of Horticulture

HO-110

Sustainable Production Systems: Efficient Wholesale Nursery Layout

Dewayne L. Ingram and Sarah J. Vanek, Department of Horticulture

HO-109

Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply "lean", is a systemic method for the elimination of waste within a production process.  Essentially, lean is focused on making obvious what adds value by reducing everything else.  Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS).

Lean Production

5S is a workplace organization method, often used as a first step tool to promote lean production.  Here we have compiled some case studies of the adoption of lean production within the nursery industry.