For a successful Lean implementation, the results reported in this article are about par. Without applying Lean, they would be extraordinary.
Supplier factories that adopted lean principles showed defect rates 50 per cent lower than those that didn’t. It also revealed delivery lead times from lean factories were, on average, 40 per cent quicker. Productivity increases of 10 to 20 per cent and a reduction in the time taken to introduce a new model by 30 per cent were also reported from lean factories.
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