Baxter Healthcare, a USA based manufacturer of IV bags, tubing, and bags for dialysis equipment, embarked on a lean manufacturing programme to reduce costs whilst maintaining quality. The Mountain Home, Arkansas plant introduced a number of lean-manufacturing techniques and just-in-time inventory controls in the mid 80's and by 2001 the plant had reduced manufacturing time by 84% and improved on-time delivery to more than 99%....

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

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