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“I’ve redesigned organizational charts for businesses going through a lean transition; but of course the structure varies slightly from one organization to the next. Has anyone put together a “lean” organizational chart that, for the most part, is effective universally throughout the manufacturing industry? I tend to push decision-making power to the lowest possible level and remove both functional barriers and levels of management. This has worked rather well; but am curious about the approaches taken by others in the field of lean consulting.”
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