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The R(E)volution of Lean

By Jerry Kilpatrick & Robert Osborne

Lean Manufacturing as a management tool has taken the manufacturing industry by storm, and companies around the globe have adopted Lean methods in many forms and by many names. Large enterprise companies like Toyota, Dell Computer, and Pratt & Whitney have achieved dramatic reductions in delivery time and lowered inventory levels, while increasing responsiveness to customer demand and improving cash flow.

The typical approaches used by most companies today do not provide an optimal return on investment to companies. The “missing link” between Lean goals and successful projects that produce the intended result is a strategy for Lean.

This White Paper explores the "failure factors" of Lean, and an approach to Lean that goes beyond tactical cost-cutting approaches to strategies for enterprise profitability and growth.

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