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How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

complete lean and lean initiatives  transformation is never truly complete. As the lean literature often says, lean is a journey rather than a single event with a final destination. Thus, the fifth step to achieving lean is continuous improvement in pursuit of perfection. Manufacturers, on an ongoing basis, should re-evaluate the value they deliver to their customers, as well as evaluate their entire value stream in a continual effort to improve processes and reduce effort, time, space, costs, and mistakes. The objective is to relentlessly

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