Increase Efficiency and Profit by Streamlining Production

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Slimming Down

How to identify and overcome production inefficiencies

By Sharon Elaine Thompson

The phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is as common in business as it is in other aspects of our lives. If something is working—whether it’s a routine or a manufacturing process—it’s easier to continue doing it than trying to improve it. Sure, we may make a tweak here, or slap on a fix there, and they may be clumsy, but as long as it continues to work, why meddle?