The state of lean manufacturing in the UK 2001 to 2006

September 2008
Management Services;Autumn2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p16
Academic Journal
This article discusses the state of lean manufacturing in Great Britain from 2001 to 2006. It explores the perceived benefits of lean that have evolved from a basic desire to reduce costs, to a more systematic approach to becoming more competitive. It also identifies the barriers to the acceptance of lean manufacturing. It also provides evidence that companies are giving much more thought to the implementation of lean with the use of specialist consultants, internally trained lean coaches and help from government agencies.


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