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A Closer Look at Lean Implementation – Part 2

In part one of this article (read here), we discussed the key methodologies of lean manufacturing. In this second part, we would like to discuss: Getting started or improving your current effort in lean manufacturing, plus provide an assessment checklist to highlight your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. We will cover four topics important for implementation:…

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A Closer Look at Lean Implementation

I recently read an article in the Operational Excellence Group: Getting to the Corporate Promised Land.  It’s a great article listing the business benefits of Lean Manufacturing, or as I prefer to call it: Operational Excellence.  The article cites progress and benefits in two companies – Toyota and Danaher. The benefits include: lead time reduction, productivity…