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Lean manufacturing – could my office also lose some weight?

Written by Auke Hylarides on . Posted in Manufacturing

Imagine a project that’s budgeted for 100 days. In reality, more than fifty of those will probably cover work in the office. Without clearly defined operational procedures, it can easily end up taking a lot longer – people wasting time looking for information and making poor decisions when they can’t find it. Leaving this situation unaddressed can easily wipe out the benefits of an expertly executed lean re-organization on the shop floor! Not to mention the negative impact delays have on customer satisfaction. So how do we improve things?