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Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

abstract front office  the execution of an abstract process by one or more white-collar workers, the more time it takes to turn the activity around, the more time and energy is required in the execution. This is because the amount of time necessary to complete an activity will expand to meet the amount of time available. Nature hates a vacuum. So by focusing on front-office takt time and eliminating administrative barriers to securing approval and necessary reviews of documents and projects, waste is easily eliminated.

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