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A Case Study in Lean Manufacturing

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Essay title: A Case Study in Lean Manufacturing

A CASE STUDY IN LEAN MANUFACTURING

CONTENTS

A brief description of the case study………………………………………………. 2

Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………… 3

Lean Manufacturing………………………………………………………………………. 4

What is Kaizen?........................................................................................ 4

Garden State Tanning……………………………………………………………………. 5

Getting to Lean………………………………………………………………………….….. 6

Standard Tanning Industry Operations…………………………………………… 7

Teams are formed and new process flows are tried………………………… 7

Introduction to Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)………………………….. 8

Improvements in cutting leather…………………………………………………….. 9

Kanban Quantums………………………………………………………………………… 10

Results of becoming Lean …………………………………………………………….. 11

Lessons and Pitfalls of Becoming Lean………………………………………….. 12

Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………. 13

References……………………………………………………………………………………. 14

A brief description of the case study

For more than 70 years, GST AutoLeather, formerly Garden State

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