Lean Manufacturing is a work environment focused the elimination of waste in manufacturing processes. Lean production uses a principle called Continuous Improvement to maximize results in every area of production including customer relations, product design, supplier networks, and factory management. Its goal is to incorporate less human effort, less inventory, less time to develop products, and less space to become highly responsive to customer demand while producing top quality products in the most efficient and economical manner possible. Lean Manufacturing principles work well with closed mold processes because they both aim to eliminate waste and create a more attractive work environment for employees.
A LEAN Enterprise has four primary goals:
Tools used to achieve these goal are:
Value Stream Mapping
Closed Mold University focuses on lean principles in all of its educational offerings. Closed Mold University can even help you bring a Lean Manufacturing course for your team. This course is a hands-on, comprehensive training opportunity that includes a Lean Simulation Game. Please visit the Closed Mold U section of this website for further information or contact 800-621-8003 for details.