Module 14: Discussion Forum
Lean manufacturing is a philosophy of production that focuses on the minimization of resources used throughout the organization in the production of goods and services. Lean manufacturing involves identifying and eliminating non-value adding activities in design, production, supply-chain management, and in dealing with the customers.
Select a manufacturing business in Saudi Arabia and discuss the following:
What the company does.
Its value adding and non-value adding activities, including tools for Lean Six Sigma such as just-in-time manufacturing.
Any rapid change-over activities the company uses or could use.
The company’s employee empowerment opportunities.
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories, which require supporting citations along with at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed references in supporting your answer.
Chapter 14 & Supplement to Chapter 14 in Operations Management
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