Congratulations on 50 Years


This particular post is about as overdue as my contributions to LeanBlog, but it's always better to be late than never. Given how far industry has come, and in the spirit of how far we have to go, I thought it appropriate to acknowledge and congratulate Assembly Magazine on 50 years in print. That's an accomplishment for any business and perhaps particularly a magazine. As many of you know, I contribute a column called Leading Lean to the magazine each month and continue to be blessed by its popularity. Assembly Magazine has contributed to the knowledge and conversation around lean and progress in many forms.

A very nice feature that sums this up is a 50 year history of assembly ranging from company mergers to the advent of certain technologies. Friend Austin Weber wrote 50 Years of Economic Change and Manufacturing Progress which I encourage you to read. And I hope Assembly Magazine can contribute another 50 years.


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