Lean manufacturingLean manufacturing is a philosophy of production that focuses on the minimization of resources used throughout the organization in the production of goods and services. Lean manufacturing involves identifying and eliminating non-value adding activities in design, production, supply-chain management, and in dealing with the customers.Select a manufacturing business in Saudi Arabia and discuss the following:
- What the company does.
- Its value adding and non-value adding activities, including tools for Lean Six Sigma such as just-in-time manufacturing.
- Any rapid change-over activities the company uses or could use.
- The company’s employee empowerment opportunities.
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories, which require supporting citations along with at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed references in supporting your answer. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references.You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion questions and post answers to this weekly discussion question and/or your instructor’s response to your posting. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.
Chapter 14 & Supplement to Chapter 14 in Operations Management
Chapter 14 PowerPoint slides Module 14 Chapter 14 PowerPoint slides – Alternative Formats – Operations Management
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