The challenges manufacturing companies have recently to face are characterized by a previously unknown complexity and intensity. Several deep changes in the industry are transforming the companies’ competitive strategies. These are mainly due to market saturation, changes in consumer’s behaviours, acceleration in technological innovation, quick new technologies time to market.
The traditional manufacturing model is based on economies of scale: big plants (not much flexible because of long lead times and high conversion costs) for large batches, but with a set products portfolio. Today this model is overtook, due to the decrease in products volumes, need of increasing product features and decrease in product life cycles.
The Lean World Class® approach meets these new markets needs in terms of Operational Excellence and capability to generate innovation, with a focus on qualitative aspects.