I have learned a lean system is adopted in especially automobile manufacturing company, such as Toyota. But a lean system which appears below sentence does not seem same meaning of such sytem. Would someone help me to understand the lean system?

By the way, this is from FAQ of the medical device company who is going to reduce their head count.


After we get our head count down to the desired level, can we deploy a lean system for obtaining approval for replacement head count going forward?


By early 2008, we will no longer have a centralized process for approving head count, and we expect the process will be much more lean going forward.

Thank you always,