Lean Manufacturing and Flexibility
Presently, Lean Manufacturing has gained tremendous momentum as the answer to inefficient processes throughout all functions and industries. Ultimately, the goal is to eliminate as much waste as possible so customers can get quality product as quickly and inexpensively as possible. At D&R, there are several basic lean manufacturing principles to which we adhere in order to achieve the quality and productivity standard necessary to perform as a world class manufacturer:
There is another simple tenant that D&R adheres to in order to support customer needs: Flexibility. At times, the industries we support can have erratic and unpredictable demand patterns. Even in times of predictable demand, our customers each have unique methods of operating. In order to support these distinctive needs, D&R has modeled its systems and processes to allow for change. Whether the change relates to production pull-ins or a quick turn PO, we have the built-in flexibility that allows us to accommodate change.