Lean management: When the penny counts, again!

Barríos, Michelle; Gonzalez, Mara; Torres, William
March 2007
Caribbean Business;3/1/2007, Vol. 35 Issue 8, Special section p8
The article focuses on lean management as a way to increase corporate profits in Puerto Rico. Lean management is a management philosophy that changes manufacturing process, making it more efficient through workflow improvement, elimination of waste, and faster delivery of value to customers. It is aimed at consistently providing the right service, in the right way, in the right amount and on time, meeting the demand of customers.


Related Articles

  • Leaner mobile processing. SMITH, PAUL // Portable Plants & Equipment;Mar2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p39 

    The article offers the author's insights on the principles on leaner mobile processing to improve safety, enhance culture, and increase profits. Among the principles discussed are appointment of a value stream team, application of the 5S process in the workstation, and identification and...

  • Send them packing. Martin, W. Eric // Multichannel Merchant (Penton Media, Inc.);Jan2008, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1 

    The article offers ideas on ways to prevent bottlenecks in the packing section of a manufacturing operation. According to Bill Kuipers, a partner in the consulting firm Spaide, packing station is an operational process with the lowest productivity. The article describes the processes involved in...

  • Successful Coexistence. Collard, Debbie // Journal of Innovative Management;Summer2006, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p13 

    The article discusses the success of Boeing Co. in business through its incorporation of the Lean manufacturing assessment tool with the Baldrige process improvement framework for the company's integrated defense systems (IDS) operations. It provides information on the Baldrige criteria used...

  • THEN & NOW.  // Directors & Boards;Summer80, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p34 

    The article compares managerial attitudes toward human resources in the past and in modern times. To illustrate the management style in the past, the author cites Saint Benedict's "Rule for Monks," which is oriented toward obedience and reflects the authoritarian side of Church doctrine....

  • Key ideas for how to manage change. Boardman, Faith // Public Finance;Jul2011, Issue 7, p40 

    The article offers tips on managing change programs in the public sector. It suggests that public sector managers must recognize and manage self reactions to change in order to manage others and must ensure that the approach suits the core culture of the organization and the team. It also states...

  • THE OTHER GUYS DOWN THE STREET.  // Smart Business Detroit;Oct2011, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p30 

    The author discusses the ways on how to deal with competition. He thinks that competition forces the company to strive better and provide greater value to customers or constituents. The believes that competitors can be useful as a benchmark to measure the organization. He adds that the...

  • Change Your Ways. Savage, Rhonda // Pumper;Jul2014, p28 

    The author discusses how to make good on common employee complaints in order to improve one's management style. She says that being rude or giving off a negative attitude, may affect one's employees' moods and result in low productivity or bad customer service. Also excessive attention to detail...

  • Taking a Toll. Aronovich, Hanna // Food & Drink;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p116 

    The article focuses on the business operation of Nestlé Toll House Café across the U.S. A description of the company's management style is presented, including its product selections and customer service. A brief history of the company is provided. The significance of franchising and...

  • Adding profit to the bottom line by eliminating waste. Leverich, Joseph // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;7/26/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p12 

    The article discusses the application of the Lean philosophy to improve business profit. It notes that one of the major components of Lean thinking is the elimination of waste. It states that business owners should eliminate waste in every aspect of a business through in-depth planning to reduce...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics