The results of TBM's fifth annual "Multinational Manufacturing Pulse" show continued gains in productivity primarily due to Lean, with respondents identifying the greatest opportunities to sustain that trend by applying Lean principles to more parts of their value chains.
In the third quarter of 2007, 3,082 executives in mid-sized to large firms were surveyed in six countries: the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil. Ninety-one percent of the executives surveyed reported productivity gains over the past year. According to the survey, Lean is the leading driver of these gains.
Source: Industry Week, http://industryweek.com
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