Facing tough competition as a result of the opening up of the Argentine economy globalization, Alpargatas, an Argentine footwear and textile manufacturer embarked on a four year journey in 1995 to increase manufacturing flexibility through lean processes. A plan was developed, streamlined and approved by the board, top management and union representatives, a steering team was created to lead the change. Top-down and bottom-up communication was implemented to support the lean vision, an action pl...
BPIR Categories5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
8.1.1 Leaders develop/manage org culture,vision&values
5.5.5 Implement systems for managing production/delivery
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
15.1.1 Strategy success measures & performance indexes