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    My research paper is about my research question "What are the benefits to implementing lean processes in manufacturing?"
    I need help with:
    a) Write a background. This is the overview of the applied business problem for which your research will address, it sets the stage for your study/proposal - this should explore the topic and existing material published that surrounds the topic.
    b) Write a business problem statement, this should clearly establish the need for your paper - it mostly mentions what gaps currently exist in knowledge.
    c) Write a purpose statement. It talks about the purpose of your paper, why is your research needed. This is a mini story of general no more than 250 words.

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    Lean manufacturing is application of scientific techniques which improves a process by minimizing non-value adding activities. This research revolves around implementation of lean principles in an automotive component manufacturing company, XYZ Steering Limited, which provides steering wheels to all major automotive companies. Some of the major customers include Chevrolet, Ford, and GM. Off late the company was facing problems in meeting demand from its automotive customers as a result of which their orders for vehicles were getting delayed. Another problem was that of poor quality. XYZ had started receiving complaints on poor quality of outer covering of steering which came out within a month in a new vehicle.

    According to the company one of the main problems in their production process is internal available storage space for components. The lead times for these components were long and stocks were low. As per company's engineers, the problem was due to the insufficient storage space for holding these components in the assembly workspaces. The number of components which were available at the assembly did not cover the daily consumption. As a result operators walked out of their workplaces to replace the material. Such frequent lack of stock necessitated rushed orders with suppliers. However, ...

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    Background and problem statement to a manufacturing setup requiring implementation of lean principles