Lean is the relentless pursuit of the "ideal condition" through the continual elimination of
"waste." An adaptation of the Toyota Production System, Lean requires changes to one's
thinking and actions in order to produce a culture of systematic continuous improvement and
Lean Management, therefore, is the approach whereby administrators, managers, and other staff
members seek to change the way their organizations think about delivery processes, see systems
and processes, and equip their organizations with the tools necessary to transform this new
thinking into reality.