Support for the Implementation of the Lean Concept by Industry 4.0 Tools – Experts’ Opinion

Lukasz Hadas, Natalia Pawlak
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 5, 572-584, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2751


Purpose: The goal of the article is to identify the possibilities of supporting the implementation of the Lean Management concept by selected Industry 4.0 tools. Design/Methodology/Approach: The theoretical part describes the concept of Lean Management and Industry 4.0. in the context of their joint use. The research part collected the opinions of experts with knowledge and experience in the implementation of Lean Management and knowledge of Industry 4.0 tools. Findings: The obtained research results show the opinions of experts on the joint use of selected Industry 4.0 tools and the Lean Management concept in the elimination of waste. Practical Implications: The research results provide knowledge for management practice in the selection of appropriate Industry 4.0 tools for further elimination of waste in companies applying Lean Management. Originality/Value: Continuous process improvement requires the use of many concepts and tools. The article presents the opinions of experts in the field of supporting the implementation of the Lean concept by Industry 4.0 tools, which is a voice in the discussion on the possibility of effective integration of both concepts.

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