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Merging different lean strategies

Graham Immerman
April 25, 2018

Lean manufacturing is not one size meets all. Industry Week said, "Manufacturing acquisitions, mergers, takeovers and other combinations are inevitable. So too is the eventual meeting of two distinct lean cultures." Communication and finding common ground are important first steps when working out a joint strategy. Work together to work toward success!

When Two Lean Cultures Meet – and MergeSource: http://www.industryweek.com

While much has been written on the topic of lean, little of it has focused on the merging of individual lean cultures. Perhaps that’s an oversight that needs to be rectified. Manufacturing acquisitions, mergers, takeovers and other combinations are inevitable. So too is the eventual meeting of two distinct lean cultures. How do you handle that? Edward Kestel, operations director at Orbital ATK-Space Systems Group, has some ideas. He's been deeply engaged in the process of melding the lean cultures of Orbital and ATK, and he will share his experiences at the 2018 IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo. Read More

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