LEAN CULTURE STRATEGY DRIVES COST SAVINGS FOR EMS PROVIDERSAuthor: Jim Lanigan
Company: Preco Electronics, Inc.
Date Published: 9/26/2004 Conference: SMTA International
What can an EMS company do to meet these dynamic demands, differentiate themselves, and be profitable? The answer lies in tapping knowledge at all levels of the organization to keep the product moving, getting everyone involved in reducing waste, and taking control of the things that are controllable. The answer lies in LEAN philosophies. EMS providers can use a lean culture to take control of their processes to reduce costs, which in turn creates competitive advantages. How does a company create a system to foster a lean culture? Based on the results seen in this case study, it will be discussed that 5S is one of the best ways to accomplish this.
Key words: Lean, 5S, culture, cost savings
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