Last week’s blog article shared some of the history, terminology and philosophy behind Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement. But why should a company consider taking this “Lean Journey?” How will “Going Lean” make a company more profitable, more agile and more successful?
At the heart of Lean Manufacturing is the prevention of waste in the system. Waste being defined as non-value added operations and defects as defined by the customer. If a company could eliminate all waste from its system, then theoretically only customer valued processes and product would remain. So how is this advantageous to your company?
So now that you know the benefits of Lean Manufacturing, how does a company get started and what should be done first? Well, keep your eye out for next week’s Dion blog post where we will be discussing just that. Until next time, let us know your thoughts about Lean, and any experiences your company has had on your own “Lean Journey.” Thanks for reading.
By Ann Condon, Marketing Manager
Ann Condon has been with Dion for 16 years, working in Dion’s Marketing and Business Development Department. Although this was her first position with a jewelry manufacturer, she has learned a lot over the years. Ann enjoys getting involved in “All Things Dion” from volunteering at the Dion Golf Tournament to being a part of the Dion Diamonds Relay for Life Team. She has quite a number of Dion event t-shirts to show for it!
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