Production Process And Lean Manufacturing Process

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Quality in manufacturing has become an integral part of the production process and lean manufacturing. The objective is to ensure that all customer project requirements are met to specification while eliminating waste. Some of the world’s largest company’s require suppliers to be on their approved supplier list prior to considering doing business with your company. One of the major requirements to get on an approved supplier list is to have a certified quality management system in place. Manufactures recognize the importance of quality certifications and lean processes and use them as a competitive advantage in gaining new business and retaining current customers.
The core idea of lean is to relentlessly work on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process. Waste can be defined as any activity that does not add value from the customer’s perspective. According to research conducted by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC), fully 60% of production activities in a typical manufacturing operation are waste – they add no value at all for the customer. Every company has an opportunity to improve, using lean manufacturing techniques and other manufacturing best practices. Techniques that enable you to deliver higher quality products at significantly lower costs (Vorne Industries Inc., 2010-2013).
Lean Principles in manufacturing can improve operating performance by focusing on the uninterrupted flow of products and materials…
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