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Unformatted text preview: Are Manufacturing Leaders Engaged With Lean? By Chris Chiappinelli | Published: March 21, 2011 Managing Automation Lean manufacturing and operational excellence are said to be successful only with strong executive support. A straw poll finds that support missing; heres your chance to help change that. A few weeks ago, I blogged about the rise of robots in the manufacturing world , and my burgeoning belief that our push for operational excellence would soon drive more robots into the industrial workforce and more humans out of it. That thesis brought out supporters and dissenters, as evidenced in the comments: It is true robots would help the industry but they would also hurt it. It is hard to see their exact impact but I believe that we should use them in situations in jobs where human lives may be at risk. Society will have to find new ways to distribute wealth in a world where our value as a person does not depend solely on what we can produce, but on the well-being we bring to other individuals and to our...
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2011 for the course IE 131 taught by Professor Groover during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .
- Spring '08