Supercharging Lean Manufacturing with IoT
The super-charged combination of Lean and IoT is already demonstrating staggering advances in waste reduction and profitability. Early adopters are building on returns they’ve already realized by “super-charging” Lean with IoT, a combination that will grow in power as sensor technology becomes more accessible and widespread, making realtime data and events readily available.
However, many Lean practitioners struggle to make a concrete business case for implementation. By applying the Three M‘s of waste, developed by Taiichi Ohno, Toyota’s Assembly Manager in 1945, companies can create a roadmap to reap IoT waste elimination benefits and a framework to exponentially boost efficiency with sensor technology.