Monthly Archives: November 2010

Lean Metrics: Motivating the Behaviors that Drive Performance Improvements


[White Paper] This paper describes how leading companies utilize lean metrics that motivate improvements in manufacturing performance. Specifically, it focused on how companies develop and deploy metrics that will increase throughput while decreasing operating expenses and assets such as inventory.… more →

Five Flavors of Pull Manufacturing for Getting and Staying Lean


[White Paper] James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos used the Toyota Production System as a framework to popularize Lean Manufacturing with their bestselling book, “The Machine that Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production.” Womack, Jones and Roos… more →

Adapting Lean: Modifying Traditional Techniques for Complex Environments


[White Paper] This paper describes how to improve manufacturing performance in a complex environment using lean manufacturing techniques. It concentrates on how complex environments are different from high volume environments, and therefore; require extensions to traditional lean manufacturing techniques via… more →