Industry Week recently talked about misconceptions in lean manufacturing and robots saying, "For many, a conversation about lean manufacturing and automation frequently is reduced to man versus machine—with headcount reduction as the end game."
They agree that this is not the case.
Robots are not going to wipe out lean manufacturing, automation isn't a bad thing, and both can lead to safer, more fulfilling jobs for your staff.
Click the link to learn more about how these two strategies can work in tandem.
There's also the other end of the spectrum that says robots are going to make lean irrelevant going forward," says Jim Morgan, a senior advisor, product and process development, at the Lean Enterprise Institute.Indeed, IW described the facility as the "junction of advanced manufacturing technology and lean culture" in an article heralding the plant's accomplishments last year.Read More