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Ford's Model T on the streets of NYC, 1913

Lean Manufacturing History and Background

The bottom line and definition of lean manufacturing is the relentless elimination of waste. In short, waste is anything that does not add value to what a company produces. Waste is found in all areas of a company and may include: materials, time, human resources, and capital. In the early 20th century Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford relentlessly pursued the […]

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Wire Journal Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

In this article from the February 2004 issue of the Wire Journal International, Mark Marselli interviews Doug Anton on the topic of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma. Click here to view the full PDF version. WAI Lean Manufacturing / SIx Sigma article

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