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manufacturing area that had participated in the first phase of the initiative, but had not previously
used best practice approaches. In addition, the experiment was performed within the confines of a
"season" of the Lean Olympics. In this way, we were able to assess the effect of introducing best
practices while controlling for team members, equipment and study duration. While there may have
been learning effects based on the previous phase of research within the group (conducted in Fall
2009), these effects are assumed to be counterbalanced by the fact that the subjects were unable
to submit ideas based on previously identified "low-hanging fruit". Additional details of this study
environment can be found in Section 5.1.
The second field experiment, measuring the impact of introducing real-time feedback, proceeded
in several phases within a different manufacturing cell in the IADC. As explained in more detail in
Section 5.2, the cell had been chosen based on willingness to participate, along with the relatively high
level of energy intensity in their process and its relative process simplicity.'...
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