Systematic review of lean thinking in education institutions

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Maria Eduarda Alves da Silva
Ana Carla de Souza Gomes dos Santos
Augusto da Cunha Reis
Genildo Nonato Santos
صندلی اداری


The economy, culture, and social development of countries in the 21st century are directly related to the quality of education. For education to have expected quality and deliver the desired values to their client, many educational institutions are applying Lean management.  Therefore, the paper aimed to explore the Lean implementation in education through a systematic review of papers from the past five years, in English and the Scopus and Web of Science databases. The methodology was developed using the PRISMA protocol and has been according to the type of approach, place of analysis, tools, facilitators, barriers, positive results, negative results, and the tendency of future work. The main results found were that 69.57% of the papers are analytical, LSS is the most discussed tool, the reduction is the main facilitator, the lack of Lean knowledge is the main barrier, and the attendance to the student obtained the best positive result.


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Ana Carla de Souza Gomes dos Santos, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro, Campus Nilópolis

Bacharel em Engenharia de Produção pelo Centro Educacional Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora (2012), especialista em Gerenciamento de Projetos pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2015) e mestre em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (2016). É professora do ensino básico, técnico e tecnológico do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro (Campus Nilópolis), com regime de dedicação exclusiva. Tem experiência na área de Engenharia de Produção, com ênfase em Análise Multicritério, Gerenciamento de Projetos, Engenharia de Métodos, Gestão da Qualidade Total e Qualidade em Serviços.


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