Toyota's lean principles extend to other industries

04/19/2013 | San Antonio Express-News

Since Toyota introduced its lean manufacturing concept in the 1980s, with teams of employees on simple production lines working for constant efficiency improvements, the concept has taken hold in other industries. This was evident during a recent manufacturing tour in San Antonio. "Lean transcends manufacturing, and a lot of industries are waking up to its benefits," said Kurt Wheeler, a consultant with Dell.

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