Because of demand a merchandising manufacturer in Midwest USA was required to rapidly increase production. Considering time and budget constraints, management decided to introduce lean manufacturing only in the critical subassembly area of the weld department. Results in five months included: 1) Subassembly inventory decreased 61 %; 2) Manpower was reduced 9%; 3) Annualised return on investment (ROI) was 281%; 4) Corporate management reacted to the ROI figures with a plan to extend the partial l...

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5.5.3 Improve process/product performance
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique

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