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Lean Strategies for the Process Manufacturer
Lean Manufacturing techniques can produce "breakthrough" results. Much of the talk about Lean focuses on discrete manufacturing operations. However, Lean techniques apply equally well to process manufacturing operations in the Food, Chemical and Life Sciences. This primer will serve to provide an understanding of the key concepts of Lean as they apply to the process sectors, including the steps for implementation and the benefits that may be realised. Although Lean is a business initiative, fully integrated ERP platforms, such as Sage ERP X3, can make it easier to implement. Lean does require very detailed information about your production processes, and capabilities such as workflow and exception-based alerts will help make Lean manageable.