Tag: manufacturing

Mining & Resources

What’s next for lean production?

The lean production system has been popular in engineering and manufacturing plants across the world for more than 50 years. Lean approaches eliminate any processes that are deemed wasteful. In other words, resources used in anything but creating value for the end customer are targets for removal. According to McKinsey & Company, lean production continues…

20 Feb 2014, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Lean: Securing the future of Australian rail manufacturing and maintenance?

Without a new approach to reducing overheads and increasing efficiency, the Australian rail manufacturing industry will not survive. In response to this industry-wide challenge Downer Rail has developed a new model for passenger and freight rail manufacturing and maintenance that uses Lean methodologies to reduce costs and streamline productivity. The introduction of Lean was initiated…

30 Oct 2013, by test test