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    Implementing lean manufacturing techniques can yield great results, but can be difficult to implement initially. “When operations adopt Lean manufacturing, several common (and avoidable) problems always appear, from skeptical teammates and worried executives to the general frustration of just giving the process time to work.” Encourage workers to buy in by starting the process with one team, then when they find success use that to inspire the rest of your staff. Be up front with leadership involved and get them to see the possibilities if they stick through the rough patches. Lean manufacturing can work wonders if you give it time.

    Recommended Read Lean Manufacturing’s Biggest Hidden ChallengesSource: http://www.americanmachinist.com

    Lean manufacturing is perhaps the most popular option for manufacturing operations seeking to improve performance, offering clear results and benefits that beat the competition and reduce time to market. Lean brings together aspects of waste management and factory-line optimization with a “people first” attitude, to streamline processes and cut the highest manufacturing costs of out of the equation. Read More

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