Going lean is a growing trend in American manufacturing today, with about half of the enterprises in the country choosing lean manufacturing (aka Lean Six Sigma) over traditional mass production. Ergonomics, the study and implementation of practices that help humans to interact with systems—including production systems—more healthfully, is also coming to the forefront in
With lean pushing production efficiencies and ergonomics emphasizing worker’s needs, the two may seem like an unlikely pair. However, lean thinking and ergonomics go hand in hand—each field impacting the other. Both can combine to make manufacturing more efficient, profitable, and sustainable.
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