Over the years I have come across various companies who apply lean manufacturing principles.
This includes Magal Group including Magal Engineering Limited who are leading manufacturers of parts for the Automotive sector and have used lean manufacturing techniques for many years. Their website is at www.magal.co.uk
It is interesting to see that EEF are establishing a Lean Academy for mid-sized companies and SMEs so that they can get a head start on lean techniques and making their business competitive on the world stage of the Automotive and Manufacturing sector.
EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is launching a new Lean Academy for mid-sized companies and SMEs. The move will give smaller manufacturers the same access to market-leading, transformational techniques as their larger peers. Lean is a business-model and management approach geared around continuously improving processes and efficiency, leading to greater productivity. It has been readily adopted by industry heavy-weights, such as JCB and Caterpillar. In the largest of companies it is typically delivered via intensely practical, company-relevant Lean Academies, which require significant investment. The cost of a dedicated Lean Academy has put this world-class technique out of reach for many mid-sized and SME manufacturers, but EEF’s new Lean Academy will finally level the playing field. It will allow smaller companies to learn ‘game-changing’ methods to boost their efficiency and growth – without the hefty outlay.