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Move pays off for aircraft parts manufacturer

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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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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