Creating a Lean Culture

Bellitto, Tony; Day, Patience
May 2009
Circuits Assembly;May2009, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p27
Trade Publication
The article discusses Electronic Privacy Information Center's (EPIC) adoption of the Lean philosophy. EPIC's training program focused on three areas such as the lean principles, job skills and operator certificator and a cross-functional training. Flexibility and a healthy cross-training program that allows the shifting in work areas as demanded are cited in EPIC's environment. It is suggested that employees who work directly in the processes everyday contributes the best ideas for the product, process and safety improvement initiatives.


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