Small and midsized suppliers need to adopt lean manufacturing to survive, Freudenberg-NOK Chief Executive Joseph Day tells attendees at the grand opening of the Michigan Manufacturing Training Center in Plymouth, MI. The new facility aims to educate sub-Tier One suppliers on how to eliminate waste and increase reliability. MMTC President Wilbur “Butch” Dyer says the center has adopted Freudenberg-NOK's benchmark GROWTTH (Get Rid Of Waste Through Team Harmony) initiative based on the Toyota ...

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