July 06, 2006

Benefits Provided by Lean Manufacturing

It is often noticed that Lean practitioners ignore the true potential of the Lean technology. They fail to recognize that Lean technology can bring in creating a Lean environment so that a simple review of Lean Manufacturing will help in identifying the key areas for growth and development. Most Lean practitioners follow a multi-step process for achieving the Lean goal of any organization. Lean Manufacturing also takes care of Value Chain and Flow Production. It builds value chain maps for the high volume products of the companies and removes non-value added activities.

Lean manufacturing process also improves the production by reducing setup times. It also make the cycles faster. Lower volume products with variable demand may actually contribute more to the process. There is segregation between the products and the creation of production cells. It raises a question whether production cells are required for Lean or not. The original concept of eliminating the waste is caused by non-value added tasks. Now Lean practitioners have IT solutions, which simply the whole process.

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Very true! There have been several cases that Lean and Six Sigma together result in a much more improved operations in organizations.

Posted by: Meikah Delid | Jul 11, 2006 1:34:25 AM

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