Top Incentives For Implementing LEAN Manufacturing

The Top Incentives For Implementing Lean Manufacturing Lean manufacturing has many perceived benefits: greater efficiency, helpful to the environment, and so on. As a manufacturer, how do those benefits really affect you where it matters most? Here’s a look at some of the top reasons to switch to lean manufacturing, including lower costs, higher productivity and more. Better bottom line.…

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Why a Hybrid Supply Chain Strategy is Necessary to Maintain Competitive Advantage

Customers are looking for value. They are also increasingly looking for responsiveness—the desire for more customization and smaller batch sizes has led to faster turnarounds, smaller inventory levels and more just in time (JIT) delivery requirements. In most cases it is not an “either, or” situation. Lean Systems are necessary in order to do things as efficiently as possible –…

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Applying Lean Principles in Process Industries

Interested in some outside perspective on applying Lean and Six Sigma process improvements in a Process Manufacturing environment? In, Applying Lean Principles in Process Industries, posted recently by Reliable Plant, the author puts forth the argument that although Lean and Six Sigma were pioneered by discrete manufacturers, the principles can be applied in a Process Manufacturing environment as well, stating,…

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