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Lean Operations Eliminate Waste Through Continuous Improvement
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A Little History! Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard’s Almanac: He that idly loses 5s. [shillings] worth of time, loses 5s., and might as prudently throw 5s. into the river. He that loses 5s. not only loses that sum, but all the other advantages that might be made by turning it in dealing, which, by the time a young man becomes old, amounts to a comfortable bag of money."
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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 expense. … It is waste motion— waste effort— that makes farm prices high and profits low."
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A Little History!
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course MGT 3501 taught by Professor Chang during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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