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This paper presents a concept of using selected lean manufacturing methods. The lean manufacturing methods and techniques allow a systematic identification and elimination of waste by the continuous improvement of logistics processes in manufacturing enterprises. The reduction of costs and improvement in product quality, and also customizing a product with a customer’s requirements in mind, have a key importance in gaining competitive advantage. This is often connected with the maintenance of machines, particularly to increasing their reliability and obtaining better production flexibility. Those objectives can be accomplished by using lean manufacturing methods.