Technology key to extending lean practices to manufacturing

09/13/2013 | SupplyChainDigital.com

The right kinds of technology applied from concept to production can extend lean practices to the factory floor by providing the data and transparency necessary, writes Roy Shurling, president of Lectra North America. "Automation also reduces human error and defects and minimizes the set-up time between production runs. Advanced machinery and technology are also designed to run continuously, which means maximized uptime," Shurling writes.

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