TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (Aug. 8)—Freudenberg-NOK G.P. is shifting the focus of the lean manufacturing consultancy it established last year. Instead of teaching lower tier suppliers the basics of lean systems, the center now will use its resources to aid Tier 1 and original equipment customers seeking advanced training on standardized manufacturing, 3P (Production Preparation Process) and Six Sigma programs. The center also plans to partner with leading universities to offer its curriculum as a four-semester academic program, allowing new engineering and manufacturing graduates the opportunity to begin their industrial careers with a full working knowledge of lean processes not currently available in academic programs.
Freudenberg-NOK shifts mission of Lean Center
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