Where are UK manufacturers along the journey to Lean?

Tim Baines, John M. Kay, Andy McIntyre, Andy Tristram, Dave Burrows, Tony Cove, Jon Ham, James George

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Abstract

Lean manufacturing is now widely accepted amongst UK based manufacturers as a valuable aid to achieving competitiveness. The associated principles, tools and techniques have been well documented since the 1980s and there are many competent practitioners, consultants and academics promoting Lean manufacturing. Therefore, it is useful to ask how well UK manufacturers are progressing along the Lean journey? This paper therefore provides an insight into this question by presenting the results, based on indepth case studies of five representative companies, that reflect progress being made within the UK manufacturing sector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in manufacturing technology - XXI
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 5th international conference on manufacturing research (ICMR 2007)
Place of PublicationLeicester
PublisherDe Montford University
Pages179-184
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-95567140-X, 978-095567140-1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event5th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2007) - Leicester, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 200713 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2007)
Abbreviated titleICMR 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeicester
Period11/09/0713/09/07

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    Product-service systems revisited

    Baines, T., Lightfoot, H. & Evans, S., 2007, Advances in manufacturing technology - XXI: proceedings of the 5th international conference on manufacturing research (ICMR 2007). Stockton, D. J., Khalil, R. & Baines, R. W. (eds.). Leicester: De Montford University, p. 296-300 5 p.

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    Baines, T., Kay, J. M., McIntyre, A., Tristram, A., Burrows, D., Cove, T., Ham, J., & George, J. (2007). Where are UK manufacturers along the journey to Lean? In Advances in manufacturing technology - XXI: proceedings of the 5th international conference on manufacturing research (ICMR 2007) (pp. 179-184). De Montford University.