“When we really sat down and looked at the challenges we faced, we realized a Lean initiative could provide the solution. But we’re a job shop, manufacturing a wide variety of custom-engineered products in runs sizes ranging from a few samples to a few hundred thousand. At Douglas, we do something different every day. We knew Lean worked in large corporations like the automotive industry, but we initially were not sure what the net would be for our type of business,” said Douglas.

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