In 2010, Tesla famously acquired the NUMMI plant previously owned jointly by GM and Toyota for the rock-bottom price of $42 million. What it didn’t get as part of the deal is knowledge and experience in complex manufacturing.
A look at the six different ways that an OEM customer might be seen by an individual supplier.
Even a well-intentioned leader can frustrate, demoralize and stymie energetic and conscientious workers if the leader lacks an understanding about his/her role in leading a "huddle meeting."
Twice a year IndustryWeek reviews the most popular lean and continuous improvement articles posted on our site over the past 12 months. We have reached the halfway point of 2017 or very nearly so, so it is time to do that review again. The...
How can a lean manager overcome fear and resistance to change, in time to turn around a failing company? Four key steps for effecting organizational change.
Lean and learning organizations share many characteristics. Here are some actions you can take to make a learning organization a greater part of your operating system.
The Work of Management: A Daily Path to Sustainable Improvement
A lean factory, or lean-oriented production layout, creates a seamless flow of people, material and information.
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