This program explains the core philosophy behind lean manufacturing, and gives insight into why so many companies are adopting the lean principles. This program identifies many value-added and non-value added activities. Learn why total system efficiency is a more appropriate goal than individual efficiencies.
You will see how streamlined production flow and pull production controls can reduce your inventories to improve profits. Examples of visual management, standardized work and flexible workplaces show how companies are improving as they make the many changes needed to become a lean manufacturing organization.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD