Forget everything you think you know about lean manufacturing. Just-in-time production, kanban cards, 5S, and standardized work -- those are all just tools. It's time for the younger crop of U.S. manufacturing leaders to take lean to the next level.
Many [U.S. manufacturers] are so worried about competing on cost, their greatest weakness, that they are failing to compete on innovation, their greatest strength.
Looking for the secrets to manufacturing longevity? IndustryWeek's 2003 Best Plants winners offer their prescription for success.
Could lean be the remedy we've longed for?
Taking The High Road Autoliv's Columbia City, Ind., steering-wheel plant navigates quality issues to become a world-class facility...
Executive support strengthens improvement initiatives at North America's stellar plants.
The 2001 IndustryWeek Best Plants Winners set high goals -- and consistently meet them.
Inventory is scrutinized, and it's time to assess progress.
J W Harris introduces a new management approach.