4 Ways to Go Lean for Industrial Equipment Manufacturers

Talk to almost any industrial equipment manufacturer and they will tell you that implementing lean methodologies is almost impossible in their industry. Since they are making complex products, the tenets of lean technically don’t fit into their manufacturing model. Lean methodologies remove waste or time wasting activities from a manufacturing process. Doing this lowers product times and product waste. Lean advocates tend to look towards manufacturing specifically for customer demand as the way to become a truly lean manufacturing company, however, this can seem an impossible feat to industrial equipment manufacturers.
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