[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 13 [Year:] 2007 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 179-202
This paper aims to evaluate the current state of research in Lean Production by exhaustively compiling and grouping the literature on the subject. This methodology has led us to identify four lines of research being as follows: a) the theoretical bases of Lean Production; b) the human perspective in Lean Production; c) the impact of Lean Production on the value chain, and d) the results of Lean Production. This evaluation has also allowed a number of specific aspects to be identified and new research lines that would contribute to more transparent knowledge of the model in the future.
Lean Production state of research flexibility value chain teamwork