GE Appliance Plant Survival Credited to Lean | Chattanooga Times Free Press

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“Appliance maker Roper Corp. to expand in LaFayette, Ga. […] Scott Ossewaarde, president of Roper, credited the plant’s location and lean manufacturing methods with its survival through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”

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Decoding Jeff Immelt and GE’s New Act: U.S. Manufacturer – Forbes

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“Decoding Jeff Immelt and GE’s New Act: US Manufacturer: Can GE reinvent itself as a Agile manufacturer with a radical capacity to innovate? Is manufacturing back? At the very least, manufacturing is back in fashion, judging from the high profile conference last Thursday at the Newseum in downtown Washington DC. Amid panoramic views of the historic monuments and buildings of the Capitol, a bevy of high profile speakers, including Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Chairman and CEO of General Electric [GE] Jeff Immelt,…”

Michel Baudin‘s insight:

A sarcastic, iconoclastic take on GE’s top management and its strategy, particularly on Manufacturing and Lean, and a spirited debate in the comments that follow. And not a word about Six Sigma.

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Not Just Patriotic, U.S. Manufacturing May Be Smart : NPR

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The incentives are stacking up in favor of making things at home. As General Electric discovered in its Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., big things can happen when marketers and designers talk to assembly line operators.

Michel Baudin‘s insight:

Thanks to Kevin Hop for sending me this story. It must be music to Bill Waddell’s ears.

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