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Lean production is an assembly-line methodology developed originally for Toyota and the manufacturing of automobiles. It is also known as the Toyota Production System or just-in-time production. Continue Reading
Kaizen, also known as continuous improvement, is an approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality. Continue Reading
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In this book chapter excerpt, find out the truth behind common lean manufacturing implementation myths and misconceptions. Continue Reading
In this book chapter, learn how to overcome lean manufacturing challenges and common obstacles to lean success. Continue Reading
In order for a lean initiative to be successful, lean manufacturing management must be willing to commit to implementation and training plans. Strong lean manufacturing leadership is able to evaluate what lean needs to do and solve problems down the... Continue Reading
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For a manufacturing lean implementation to go smoothly, IT managers need to truly understand lean philosophy. This understanding will help build a strong lean strategy and ensure that projects stay on course. Continue Reading
Can an ERP system support lean manufacturing and traditional manufacturing practices? Find out in this expert response. Continue Reading