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Cloud Management: The Ultimate Tool in Lean Manufacturing

The goals of lean manufacturing are the same as they have been for years, eliminate waste to increase productivity, but the tools we have for implementing those goals are getting better all the time. Communication is critical in a lean manufacturing environment. Prompt and accurate communication of information, whether it be manufacturing schedule changes, quality issues, machinery down or inventory issues, is required. The sooner this information is in the hands of those performing or managing the work, the sooner problems can be solved. Handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets are not only making this growth possible, but in many cases, are the most convenient method for accessing and responding to information. They improve communication and put needed information in the hands of whoever needs it, no matter where they are…..

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