Some of the simplest ideas can breathe new life into a company and lean thinking is one of them. Based on the model utilized by Toyota, companies of all sizes have optimized practices and technologies to create value as efficiently as possible.
In other words, lean thinking is the practice of maximizing customer value while minimizing waste.
And since capitalism hates waste, lean thinking has had the consequence of making many companies greener. They use less energy, and utilize better materials and products that reduce their carbon emissions and also increase profitability.