One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930’s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique developed by the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, Sakichi Toyoda. It's also useful for solving your business problems, regardless of your industry.
The manufacturing industry certainly is not dead. The jobs are here. It’s the employees who’ve moved on to greener pastures.
In this story of small business success, Customer Program Manager Adam Stolz of Zepher worked with a SCORE mentor.
SCORE's latest infographic, “Manufacturing & Small Business,” investigates how small businesses fit into the vast world of manufacturing.