When working in operations management, there are many different methodological approaches to lowering costs. Two popular methods to use are lean manufacturing and agile manufacturing. While there are similarities with any methodology, there are some key differences between the two options. Luckily, there are great books available to help operations managers get in depth knowledge.
Brithe Publishing is focused on publishing books that focus around American manufacturing. Our reading material provides high-level overviews of successful projects and companies. If you are an operations manager looking to improve your knowledge on the subject, we have a range of eBooks available. Here is an look at the differences of lean and agile manufacturing and the eBooks we have in stock.
Lean Manufacturing VS Agile Manufacturing
In lean manufacturing, the approach focuses on minimizing costs. That means the manufacturer is trying to keep the costs of raw materials and inventory low at all times. The mindset is to constantly improve. They do this by regularly measuring how well facilities, materials, and time are utilized.
Agile Manufacturing is focused on responding quickly to customer desires. The aim is to produce high-quality, highly customizable modular parts. This type of manufacturing is oriented around the customer and the goal is to satisfy them with their needs. The customer’s happiness is the top concern.
Lean manufacturing focuses on reducing costs while agile manufacturing is focused on reducing response time. Lean allows for greater price flexibility while agile allows companies to capitalize on more sales opportunities. The book, Agile Manufacturing: Lean Processes that Improve Business Transactions, gives great insight to the agile manufacturing process.
Going in Depth With Agile Manufacturing
As we mentioned, Agile manufacturing strives to meet customer demand. The book provides solutions to give companies an assertive manufacturing process or successful tools to transform their current process. If you are looking for a process that improves reaction times to customer requests, this book is a must read. Here is some of the information you’ll find:
- The four keys that make agile manufacturing successful
- The top 25 tools and techniques of both agile and lean manufacturing.
- How to implement agile manufacturing into our own organization.
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If you are in need of reading material that is easily accessible wherever you are, Brithe Publishing has eBook and audiobook formats available for many of the books we’ve published. Our focus on high-level manufacturing is sure to give you a deeper understanding of your job and industry. Learn more about the books and purchase them on our website.