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Lean Manufacturing Optimizes Everything

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William K.
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Re: Does not optimize everything!!
William K.   11/6/2013 6:00:02 PM
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Rob, that is undoubtedly correct. My experience was with the most accurately defined version.

Isn't it a bit unfortunate that ignorant usage removes the specific meaning from so many terms?

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/6/2013 7:57:56 PM
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That's certainly true, William K. The meaning of a lot of words gets destroyed. I remember the phrase, "I couldn't care less." That got changed to "I could care less," which menas the exact opposite.

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Elizabeth M   11/7/2013 5:05:09 AM
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Yes, you're right, Rob, I think a lot has to do with the technology. I think sometimes maybe there is a cultural resistance to implementing some of the technology that will makes things more efficient because initially it seems more expensive. But in the long run, I think it will benefit manufacturers.

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Rob Spiegel   11/7/2013 8:20:29 AM
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One thing I found that was interesting (it will be in an upcoming story) is that cost competition among automation and motion control hardware vendors is driving down costs. So not all of the emerging efficiencies are coming at a premium price. Plus, automation vendors are well aware their products and systems have to deliver a clear return on investment if they're going to get the order.

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Ann R. Thryft   12/11/2013 12:11:31 PM
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Thanks for this thorough article on the state of the art of lean manufacturing and how it's progressed, and is progressing. I'm impressed.



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Rob Spiegel   12/11/2013 12:17:12 PM
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Thanks Ann. Everything is getting leaner and greener -- and manufacturing is coming home because of it.

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