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Lean Management for High-Mix, Low-Volume Operations

Lane, Greg

Job shops pursuing lean transformation in a high mix/low volume or made-to-order type businesses have more complicated challenges that repetitive manufacturers implementing lean principles. The difficulty comes from the increased variation of  their products and services. That’s why, explains LEI faculty member Greg Lane, that most lean principles require some adaptation when applied to job shop production environments. He offers some examples on these slides.

Learn about more examples in the form of simulations, videos and practical exercises that are part of the curriculum for the workshop Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations