Keeping High Tech Jobs

Keeping High-Tech Valley Jobs by Ed Taylor, East Valley Tribune (Arizona) via Lean Manufacturing Blog:

The company was able to make the move in part be cause of new lean manufacturing techniques adopted in Phoenix that increased the capacity of the plant by 25 percent without additional capital spending, Hall said.

Engineers achieved that by changing the layout in the fab and reducing losses in the manufacturing process, Hall said. And employees were trained in Six Sigma quality improvement techniques, he said.

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