Lean at PACCAR

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PACCAR Achieves Solid Third Quarter Sales and Profits:

Lean success at PACCAR, from their quarterly announcement:

Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Add Savings and Increase Capacity

“PACCAR's application of Six Sigma tools together with Lean Manufacturing techniques have realized cumulative benefits of $1.5 billion since 1998,” commented Helene Mawyer, PACCAR vice president. “Six Sigma and Lean projects are ongoing at all PACCAR facilities, effectively increasing capacity and generating efficiency gains.””

It's always great to see companies crediting Lean and Six Sigma (OK, they said “Six Sigma and Lean).

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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