Lantech, early adopter of Lean, still going strong | Manufacturing Business Technology

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“To drive its production efficiency and quality, Lantech looks to Lean as a way to not just solve its own production problems but also those of its customers. “Lean is really a business philosophy,” says Lancaster, “it’s an important leg of the stool that’s kept us successful for so long.”

What sets Lantech apart from the competition is the fact that its employees are spending 30 to 40 percent of their creative energy problems solving, says Lancaster, and the rest of their energy is spent on making Lantech’s products better — safer, higher quality, lower cost, quicker. “They go home feeling like they really made a difference, rather than go home frustrated that they had to use all their energy to solve the same problem today that they did last week.”

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