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5.1. Understanding work in process

In this section, we’ll dissect the concept called work in process. First let’s talk a bit about the abbreviation WIP and how it can be interpreted. WIP has at least two different meanings:

Work in progress

Work in process

Both of these meanings are widely used in the Lean literature. We happened to pick up “in process” from the literature we read as we learned about Lean and kanban. Throughout this book we&#...


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