Dielectric Goes Lean

Dielectric Communications announced this week that it has completed a yearlong process culminating in implementation of "Lean Manufacturing."

The company describes this as a management philosophy that helps it to reduce waste, maintain quality levels and cut delivery times.

Approximately 120 Dielectric employees were trained at the University of Tennessee, the University of Kentucky and internal events. Among the principles it is emphasizing: "working with customers to better understand 'value' as seen through their eyes; working with suppliers to prevent errors and reduce waste; and value-stream mapping, redesigning and streamlining internal processes to reduce non-value-added activities and improve lead times."

(Radio World)