Falling demand. Sweeping layoffs. And widespread plant closings. Unprecedented economic challenges are driving manufacturers to find new ways to reduce costs, increase productivity, and make better decisions. Decisions that can help optimize the use of labor and resources.
Using Lean principles, manufacturers have made significant improvements to their operations, from improved productivity, increased resource utilization, to a more accurate understanding of product costs. One area where manufacturers may not have thought to apply Lean is the workforce.
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