Global Sourcing

Global Sourcing

One of the foundational lean principles of lean manufacturing is levelized production. The basis of this principle is that the workload is the same (or level) every day.

Most manufacturing companies are at the mercy of their customers for orders. Before producing products, they wait to get orders.

There are several key lean manufacturing principles that need to be understood in order to implement lean. Failing to understand and apply the Lean principles correctly may result in a lack of commitment from everyone in the organization.

Without commitment the process becomes ineffective. The commitment must be embraced by the top leaders and communicated to the entire company.

The full understanding and commitment to lean principles will foster a common approach and strategy throughout the organization.