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    The simplicity of lean manufacturing.


    Lean manufacturing at 3M.

    • Between increasing government regulations, fluctuating currency and volatile gasoline prices, it’s more important than ever for auto manufacturers to stay competitive in the marketplace. Working with auto manufacturers, we saw an opportunity to create streamlined manufacturing processes, saving them time and money—giving them the chance to focus on making better cars.

      Here are a few ways we help:

      Streamlining Processes

      • Helping eliminate unnecessary process steps, inventory, parts and warranty work
      • Overall systems savings with durable, maintenance-free products

      Reducing Costs

      • Fewer SKUs needed in assembly plants
      • Automated wheel balancing processes

      With better operations, manufacturers and suppliers can spend less time managing processes, and more time building the best cars of for the future.