Hastings, MN (PRWEB) September 19, 2007
The principles of lean manufacturing alone are not enough to prosper in today's global market. Lean enterprise - integrating lean into every facet of business including the supply chain - is now the gold standard. Yet many suppliers are still lagging in lean. Why is this so and what can be done about it?
Driving Lean through Your Supply Chain, a free white paper from Intek Plastics, answers these and other vital questions. From understanding the value of a lean supply chain to identifying the telltale signs of a real lean supplier, the article provides useful information for building a complete lean enterprise.
Article Includes 15-Point Lean Supplier Checklist
Closing with a 15-Point Lean Supplier Checklist, the article provides a convenient resource for evaluating suppliers' lean initiatives. The checklist will help manufacturers determine whether suppliers are positive contributors to their lean enterprise goals.
The Driving Lean through Your Supply Chain white paper is now available as a free PDF at http://www.inteklean.com. No registration required.
About Intek Plastics
Intek Plastics (http://www.intekplastics.com) engineers, extrudes and fabricates custom plastic extrusions for companies requiring unique, high-performance solutions. Intek's scale and sophistication allow it to serve any industry with world-class manufacturing, including construction, refrigeration, agriculture, recreation, appliance, telecommunications, point of purchase and transportation.
Founded in 1961, Intek Plastics is a privately held company with two facilities 30 minutes south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. More than 350 Intek associates work together to create value for customers through their commitment to lean and continuous improvement.