Key elements at the start include training, training, and more training.
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The goal was an aggressive one, and plant manager Eugene Swope privately wondered whether it was even doable...
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Plants adopt new systems and strategies to meet new market demands.
Golf-equipment manufacturer cuts strokes off its process.
Mass-production methods undergo a transition.