Lean needs both pictures

Tying the detailed tactical view to big picture strategy tells management what plays to call 

By Aaron J. Armstrong and Gregory W. Diehl

The lean production methodology has been used to great effect across a wide range of manufacturing enterprises. With it, manufacturing engineers and supervisors have simplified their processes and eliminated costly and burdensome waste throughout their production systems. The clear and straightforward approach lean methodology uses makes it possible for everyone to participate in these process improvements in a meaningful way.

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