Move pays off for aircraft parts manufacturer

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Star-Telegram.com :

Another lean case study, this time from a small company in Texas:

“Employees manufacturing the same products are clustered together in work groups, with their supplies close at hand. Moving one work group of four people saved an estimated 270 miles a year in distance employees walked to perform their jobs.”

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