College for Professional Studies
MS Information Technology Management
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The benefits of Lean Principles have been reaped in manufacturing for many years and have been seen recently in other verticals. A comprehensive review of the scientific literature exposed that within the information technology field, Lean Principles remains relatively unknown or used. As corporate senior management seek to save costs, information technology needs to provide clear and concise guidance on how to maximize production efficiencies while minimizing costs. If a company cannot leverage information technology properly, staffing and budget cuts are likely. This paper discusses the potential benefits for information technology organizations to utilize Lean Principles. A case study revealed that in a short period of time an information technology group within an education institution implemented information technology improvements that actualized some of the benefits of Lean Principles.
Date of Award
© Erik Kim
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Kim, Erik D., "Lean Principles:: Can Proven Manufacturing Techniques Benefit an Information Technology Organization?" (2013). Student Publications. 214.