"Spartan Motors is at a unique point on their growth trajectory where the right strategies and a refocus on operational metrics, alongside the implementation of the lean manufacturing
and continuous improvement principles of the Spartan Production System, can yield immediate and significant returns," said Heavin.
"We had been struggling to implement lean manufacturing
constantly for the last 12 years and it's a struggle because lean flies in the face of human nature," said Cahn, also the company's president and CEO.
This program will develop competent lean trainers who will be able to guide SMEs in improving their organizational performance through effective, innovative lean manufacturing
methods leveraging practical approaches and supplementary smart technologies.
The Itema Lean Manufacturing
project set very challenging goals, both in terms of lead time, as well as waste reduction and productivity improvements.
This study provides an extensive survey of published research on the relationship and effects of organizational factors on the implementation outcomes of lean manufacturing
. Also, this study presents an extensive research review and derives a general model for empirical research on organizational factors and the implementation outcomes of lean manufacturing
is as vital today as it has ever been in any industry which wants to improve product quality, reduce waste, and lower cost.
The deployment of lean manufacturing
involves a systematic effort of studying the 'current state value stream' i.e.
"A well-executed lean manufacturing
program does more than reduce waste and expense from the supply chain," said Amy Kaminski, vice president for Compdata Surveys & Consulting.
drives ongoing improvements in cost, quality, service, and delivery, and creates a culture of employee empowerment and waste minimization.
Smith-Midland focuses on lean manufacturing
practices which, officials note, benefit customers by providing the highest quality products and services at the lowest cost in the shortest time and safest manner possible.
said it has been recognized with the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award in Operational Leadership for its Lean Manufacturing
Initiative, a comprehensive, systematic and multi-year effort to eliminate waste and generate cost-efficiencies across the company.