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Topic: lean food manufacturing

Keeping Inventory Lean: A Guide for Australian Food Manufacturers

Lean inventory management has taken off in the last five years, shifting from a widely recognised approach in the industrial goods sector to a staple of inventory management practitioners in almost every industry. Food manufacturers have initially shown relatively little interest in slimming down their inventory. Despite some initial reluctance, ma ... Read More

  October 3, 2017     

Food Manufacturing and The Lean Approach

Lean manufacturing began in the early 1990s with Henry Ford, and gained further ground after the rebuilding of industry in post WWII Japan. Since then, lean manufacturing has caught on quickly, and in the United States it is now commonplace. A lean approach focuses on systematically reducing any non-value adding or wasteful activities, to increase ... Read More

  July 28, 2017     

Lean production in the food industry

“Lean” thinking is a cornerstone of the modern competitive marketplace. Originally emerging as a concept in motor vehicle production more than 100 years ago, “lean” has not traditionally been associated with food manufacturing. This is because the core principles of lean production: relentlessly reducing waste and quickening the flow of the ... Read More

  October 6, 2016