Kauffman eVenturing just published a new collection of articles entitled "Efficient Manufacturing Strategies."
Summary: What can growing manufacturing companies do to compete effectively in today’s global economy? One answer is to apply the quality and efficiency techniques previously associated only with large corporations. Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and, more recently, Six Disciplines are proven ways to reduce costs, improve quality, and maintain margins. Small to medium-sized growth manufacturers are now successfully employing these processes to stay competitive. This eVenturing collection offers insight into efficient manufacturing strategies that smaller companies can use not only to produce products sold directly to consumers but also those that meet the needs of larger clients requiring use of such strategies. Stories of individual manufacturers that have implemented “Lean”—Buck Knives, for example—illustrate the challenges and rewards. Tools and templates provide a look at specifics of the process.
In the collection, Craig Landwehr, Managing Partner of Six Disciplines North Carolina describes "What is Six Disciplines?"
Read the entire article here.