chapter  7
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Learning About Lean Systems at Freudenberg-NOK: Where Continuous Improvement Is a Way of Life

ByJoseph C. Day

Lean systems are the best competitive tool available in business today. If manufacturers and suppliers are to meet customer demands and contain costs, we all must address cost and quality issues with long-term solutions that work. And lean systems—as our company has seen over the past four years—positively work.