Your boss has just come to you and told you that your company is now going in the direction of lean manufacturing so they can cut down on waste in the production process. Hearing this news, you realize you need to research lean manufacturing to determine what your company is doing.
What is lean manufacturing? Provide examples of companies using lean manufacturing and how it benefits them.
- What are the requirements for balancing JIT (just in time) and lean systems?
- Are any employees affected if a company decides to switch to a lean system? If so which ones and why?
- Is lean manufacturing a push or pull system? Explain.