Should the bill make it through the House and reach the president’s desk, it is unclear whether Obama would sign it. The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, has been critical on China’s currency policies, but has stopped short of labeling China a currency manipulator.
Lean manufacturing principles, widely touted by companies as an effective way to eliminate waste and boost the bottom line, often do not achieve targeted cost savings, according to a study released Oct.5.
By combining Lean Six Sigma and a top-200 customer focus, 3M improved its belt fabrication processes. The improvement team reduced defects in parts per million by a factor of 28 times as sales increased by 54%.