Lean manufacturing in the food industry

Dudbridge, Michael (2013) Lean manufacturing in the food industry. New Food Magazine (6). ISSN 1461-4642

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Abstract

The overall aim of Lean manufacturing is to help people in the food industry to make improvements in performance. For things to improve, a recognition and under – standing of improvement is required. This will ensure that the right improvement is chosen for the right reasons, obviously without sacrificing quality or safety!

Lean manufacturing is a series of techniques that, if applied correctly, will improve the performance of a factory, a department or even a single production line or machine. The techniques of Lean manufacturing are logical and as the techniques are applied, it can be thought of as a journey towards a more efficient future. Lean manufacturing cannot be purchased and installed in a factory. The techniques are based on the way in which the work is carried out, and involves changing behaviours and attitudes of the personnel so a deep understanding of motivation and culture is essential in the application of Lean Thinking.

Keywords:Lean thinking, Lean manufacturing, Lean processes
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D630 Food and Beverage Production
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Science > National Centre for Food Manufacturing
ID Code:13372
Deposited On:19 Feb 2014 07:52

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