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What are the Benefits of Lean Manufacturing?

At our production facility in Manchester, we extrude 1.5 million meters of cable per week and seek to continuously minimise waste and downtime across our manufacturing operations.  Adopting the principles of LEAN over the years has been fundamental in achieving our targets.

But what exactly are the benefits of Lean and would it suit your business?  The people behind the very informative resource site, leanmanufacturingtools.org, agree that inventory has a lot to answer for:

"While many accountants see lots of stock as a benefit to the business and an asset it really is a major hindrance to your business. Stock costs money to store and to move and it uses your cash (or you have to borrow) to maintain it."

Read the rest of the article here to find out more...

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