Lean Production Systems Lab (LPSL)

Although not completely rigorous, the term Lean Production Systems is used here in this lab as a way to generalize Toyota’s approach to organizing and managing production and organizations as a whole. There may be several models that materialize Toyota’s vision and strategy in different ways, both in its initial version with the TPS (Toyota Production System) and the more current version called Toyota Way. In these models we also include the Shingo model as a way to seek excellence in organizations. The LPS Lab aims to develop knowledge in terms of how companies and other organizations can transform their operation and management into a new culture of continuously seeking perfection and excellence. This lab is focused in finding tools and techniques to materialize the principles that are assumed in most excellence models. Those principles cover the whole spectrum of the socio-technical nature of organizations, from the technical side to the social science side, including principles such as Pull Flow, focus on process or quality first, as well as, lead with humility, respect for people and follow long-term philosophy.

Lean Production Systems Lab leader: José Dinis Carvalho

Recent LPSL Publications:

Reducing Waiting Time for Orthopaedic Consultation Through a Continuous Improvement Approach

2022 | journal-article

Evaluation Methods and Practices Used by University Technology Transfer Offices

2021 | journal-article

Study of the Portuguese Challenges in the Context of European Union to Identify Adaptation Strategies for the Industry 4.0

2022 | journal-article

Prioritizing Internal Production on MRI Waiting List Management: An Optimization Model

2022 | journal-article

Implementation of lean in health care environments: an update of systematic reviews

International Journal of Lean Six Sigma

2021 | journal-article

Implementation of a Pull System-A Case Study of a Polymeric Production System for the Automotive Industry

Management Systems in Production Engineering

2021 | journal-article

Restructuring picking and restocking processes on a hypermarket

Production Engineering Archives

2022 | journal-article

Direct Workload Control: simplifying continuous order release

International Journal of Production Research

2022 | journal-article

Production planning and control in multi-stage assembly systems: an assessment of Kanban, MRP, OPT (DBR) and DDMRP by simulation

International Journal of Production Research

2022 | journal-article

Waste Identification Diagrams with OEE data

2014 | conference-paper