This article provides a list for utilizing continuous improvement initiatives when running a factory.  For any industry, this can be used for implementing Lean.

  1. Focus on today’s technology before buying something new
  2. When possible, never do “all new”
  3. Pay attention to detail. Don’t assume
  4. Adopt a “common” focus
  5. Be extremely wary of expanding by acquisitions
  6. Think twice before reorganizing your shop to make it more competitive
  7. Lean manufacturing is not the total solution
  8. Keep it lean – keep it flowing – Never stop
  9. Don’t chase magic bullets

Article Link: http://www.sme.org/MEMagazine/Article.aspx?id=82677&taxid=1415

Gary Kapanowski – Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Excelsior

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