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Lean Operations Eliminate Waste Through Continuous Improvement
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A Little History! § Gilbreth § Saw that masons bent over to pick up bricks from the ground. The bricklayer was therefore lowering and raising his entire upper body to get a 5 pound (2.3 kg) brick but this inefficiency had been built into the job through long practice. Introduction of a non-stooping scaffold, which delivered the bricks at waist level, allowed masons to work about three times as quickly, and with less effort.
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A Little History! § Ford: Eliminate Waste § "I believe that the average farmer puts to a really useful purpose only about 5 %. of the energy he expends. … Not only is everything done by hand, but seldom is a thought given to a logical arrangement. A farmer doing his chores will walk up and down a rickety ladder a dozen times. He will carry water for years instead of putting in a few lengths of pipe. His whole idea, when there is extra work to do, is to hire extra men. He thinks of putting money into improvements as an
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A Little History! § Ford: Design for manufacturing
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course MGT 3501 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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