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Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer

Source: itelligence, Inc
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous improvement and eliminating waste—technology. This white paper presents six brief case studies of manufacturing companies that have built an underlying technology infrastructure to support a foundation for increasing their value to their customers.


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