More and more manufacturers are implementing lean principles to minimize waste and increase efficiency, stripping out processes that do not create customer value. However, it’s becoming clear that the shop floor is not the only part of the operation responsible for extended lead times.
Any organization considering the implementation of lean principles should ask themselves some fundamental questions.
- Where can we go looking for lean improvements?
- Where are the primary focus areas?
- Where do the main challenges lie?
- How do you plan the right software support?