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What to do when lean manufacturing gets tough

Graham Immerman
February 26, 2019

If you have been working toward lean manufacturing initiatives for a while, you're bound to get stuck at some point!

First, remember that while you can learn from others' experiences in lean manufacturing, everyone will have a different experience. 

Some companies will run into a tendency to backslide or complacency. Remember that lean manufacturing is about continuous improvement - keep on moving forward! 

Also, make sure you don't rely too much on one person. The Fabricator said, " If your lean journey’s success is heavily dependent on one key person, you risk derailment. ... if a good understanding of lean isn’t strongly woven into the fabric of the business, you could find that the new person simply throws out all those previous efforts and starts over in his or her own way."

You can do this!

Anticipate lean manufacturing’s toughest challengesSource: http://www.thefabricator.com

The startup was a real learning experience; you achieved some improvement successes in both the shop and the office; and you have developed a lean strategy to provide a road map for your company.Your lean journey will not be just like the journey at the company down the road, across town, or on the other side of the country.Read More

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