The paper presents identification of problems during the implementation of lean concept in metal industry enterprises in Poland. Although the lean methodology is recognized all over the world as one of the best and most effective ways to improve the functioning of enterprises, in Polish conditions exist serious problems with its implementation. In today's turbulent environment, many companies want to increase the productivity and reduce costs. This is possible through implementation the lean concept, which eliminates all the actions do not bring added-value from the point of view of the customer, and on the other hand, implements standardized processes and procedures involving employees work in accordance with the idea of continuous improvement. The paper presents the problem of implementing lean concepts in steel mills, foundries, as well as small and medium-sized metal industry.Keywords: Lean, management, metal industry
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