Lean practices seen as key to bringing manufacturing back to U.S.

11/18/2013 | ASME.org

The global demand for products will only increase as population grows, and much of that manufacturing will return to the U.S. as energy costs drop and lean manufacturing is implemented, said Chittaranjan Sahay, PE, distinguished professor of manufacturing/mechanical engineering at the University of Hartford. Sahay lays out the 5S principles of Japanese lean manufacturing, plus an additional S -- safety -- for the U.S.

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