Getting Lean

Jim Barnes

Waste begins long before production starts.

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Workspaces are a ripe area for efficiency initiatives.

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Rajesh Upadhyaya
Root cause identification and corrective action brought higher yields for an automotive PCB.

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Ron Feyereisen

The payoffs are seen in yield improvement and better customer communication.
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Multiple ways to refine inventory management.

Implementing Lean manufacturing principles means figuring out the right tradeoffs. In a perfect world inventories arrive just-in-time from a small pool of suppliers that have agreed to work to a common forecasting and lot-size philosophy.

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An early focus can cut product development time and reduce process variation.

Design for manufacturability is a cornerstone in any Lean manufacturing strategy because it supports Lean philosophy in several ways.

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