Most people have never heard of the lean manufacturing technique. However, this methodology for increasing efficiency in manufacturing by focusing only on what is of value to the customer is increasingly popular in many industries. A lean manufacturing manager is a manager trained in the lean manufacturing technique that can apply this method to their company's work.
The lean manufacturing manager's day is dedicated to efficiency. They may work with a team to identify everyone's strengths, streamline project management processes, and improve document control. The foundation of a lean manufacturing manager's job are kaizen events, or rapid improvement processes developed in Japanese businesses.
Although lean manufacturing started in the automotive industry, it is being adapted in other sectors as well. A lean manufacturing manager can find work in engineering, tech and more, as long as they have a qualification in lean manufacturing and usually a bachelor's or master's degree.