Malcolm Wheatley, senior contributing editor, Nürnberg, Germany

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System Integration January 4, 2008

Lean beacon: German industrial giant pioneers Toyota-style initiative; SAP integration to follow

Dr. Marcus Schnell, head of production systems for industrial vehicle maker MAN Nutzfahrzeuge, says the company sought group-wide lean adoption through careful study of lean systems in operation at plants at Steyr, Munich, and Salzgitter. The ultimate task—under way now—is to synthesize a standard production system that's viewed as superior to any one system presently in place.

By Malcolm Wheatley, senior contributing editor, Nürnberg, Germany
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