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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:Don't forget to make your voice heard on my "Introduce Yourself" page!
Is Lean Worth the Investment?
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
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