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The Recipes of Africa. McKinsey Quarterly Our flagship business publication has been defining and informing the senior-management agenda since Lean Cuisine was created in to provide a healthier alternative to Stouffer's frozen meals. The first time around, lean operating principles were applied to service industries that had not previously thought of themselves as having factory-like characteristics. Lean Cuisine does not offer meal plans.
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Today, Lean Cuisine includes traditional dinners, ethnic dishes, pizzas, whole-grain Spa Cuisine entreés, and panini. Lean Cuisine was created in to provide a healthier alternative to Stouffer's frozen meals. The brand name "Lean Cuisine" is considered by the FDA as a nutrient content claim, so all Lean Cuisine items are required to meet the "lean" criteria of less than 10 g fat, 4.
It is required to meet "healthy" criteria by the FDA,  since it includes "healthy" in its brand name. Other competitors include Smart Ones , made by H. There are also a number of store brand competitors, such as Safeway's Eating Right brand.
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Lean-production techniques have been revolutionizing operations for 50 years. Advances in technology, psychology, and analytics may make the next 50 even more exciting. When the first issue of McKinsey Quarterly rolled off the printing presses, 50 years ago, nearly everyone in senior management thought that manufacturing operations had been perfected.
Quietly, though, in Nagoya, Japan, Taiichi Ohno and his engineering colleagues at Toyota were perfecting what they came to call the Toyota production system, which we now know as lean production. Initially, lean was best known in the West by its tools: In more recent years, this early and often superficial understanding of lean has evolved into a richer appreciation of the power of its underlying management disciplines: Lean is one of the biggest management ideas of the past 50 years.
Indeed, we believe that as senior executives gain more exposure to lean and deepen their understanding of its principles and disciplines, they will seek to drive even more value from it. The opportunities available to them are considerable. For example, powerful new data sources are becoming available, along with analytical tools that make ever more sophisticated frontline problem solving possible. Similarly, leading-edge companies are discovering that lean can supply strong insights about the next frontiers of energy efficiency.
Toyota itself is pushing the boundaries of lean, rethinking the art of the possible in production-line changeovers, for example, and bringing customer input more directly into factories.
And leading service-based companies such as Amazon. The first time around, lean operating principles were applied to service industries that had not previously thought of themselves as having factory-like characteristics. And their impact can be dramatic: Nevertheless, hospitals, which usually have far fewer discrete stages to worry about than do major manufacturers, can often reduce their variability a good deal.
Mango and Louis A. Turnaround times between flights typically vary by upward of 30 percent. Lean techniques cut hours to minutes with a [new] changeover system. Doig, Adam Howard, and Ronald C. For food-service operators, the additional trick is to link such improvements to customer loyalty.
McPherson and Adrian V. Likewise, managers in many back-office processing environments can make them more flexible and remove waste to boot by organizing transactions or activities according to their variability and then assigning different ones to baseload or swing teams. As these examples suggest, lean is hardly stationary. To learn more about these and other examples, see The Lean Management Enterprise: A system for daily progress, meaningful purpose, and lasting value January , a collection of articles available at mckinsey.
In the years ahead, service and product companies alike will increasingly be able to reach their long-term goal of eliminating waste as defined directly by customers across their entire life cycle—or journey—with a company. For example, an unprecedented amount of product-performance data is now available through machine telematics.