Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lean Manufacturing in the News! November 2011 Review

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We begin this month's review of Lean in the news with a little back and forth "discussion" on the lean blogs.

Assembly Magazine started it off with this article:
Lean Manufacturing Transformed Whirlpool

Kevin Meyer at Evolving Excellence wrote this rebuttal piece:
Assembly Mag Thinks Whirlpool is Lean. Really.

At which point Assembly Magazine decided to take the bait and respond with this:
Lean vs. Outsourcing at Whirlpool: The Real Story

Then Bill Waddell responded again in his weekly wrap-up at Evolving Excellence:
Wrapping Up A Short Week

Those guys at Evolving Excellence don't pull any punches. That's why I love reading their little blog. Good times.

Now on to a few more news articles related to lean:

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Is Lean Worth the Investment?
ThomasNet News

Nugget Co. officials learning lean-manufacturing techniques
San Antonio Business Journal

At 25, Toyota plant still lean, flexible, world-famous
Lexington Herald Leader

Toyota chairman Fujio Cho visited UK to see Lean Systems Program his company inspired

United Alloy ditches conventions—and business booms
Janesville Gazette
Company goes ‘lean’ to up productivity
Muskogee Daily Phoenix

Has Continuous Improvement Met Its ROI Match?
Chem Insider Daily

How Katsu Uno promotes a culture of continuous improvement at Hirotec America
Smart Business Detroit

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