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Incorporating Lean: From the Factory to the Front Office

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Video Length: 24 minutes

Published: 01/04/2008
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While lean is a popular term on the shop floorthis program will show you a company that didn't stop there. A global leader in particle separation equipment, SWECO applied leanandnbsp;from the office to the loading dock. Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video series, this programandnbsp;shows how applying lean techniques, such as kanban, visual boards, 5S, and pre-staged kits helped SWECO increase profits. At the same time, the company improved quality, reduced costs and better served its customers.

SWECO used a two-pronged approach to applying lean on the factory floor and in office operations. Building a cross-functional team, SWECO armed its sales force with fast and accurate quotes, met special orders efficiently and provided customers with focused training manuals.