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1. Many people think of lean systems as being incompatible with mass customization and flexible manufacturing. Why is this conclusion incorrect? Why or why not? Expand upon your response. Give real world example to explain your response 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM

2. What are the key elements of design for manufacturing and for logistics? 300 word response with reference NO PLAGARISM

Required Textbook: Bowersox, Donald J., David J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, Supply Chain Logistics Management. 3rd edition or 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin

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The response addresses the query posted in 671 words with APA referencs

//Lean system is a method of reducing wastage in production. Waste is created in the manufacturing process when the production is uneven and undistributed. In the following context, we shall come across whether the lean system is incompatible with mass customization and flexible manufacturing or not.//

It is true that when lean system is applied to the manufacturing process, it reduces wastage, thus, it stands out to be compatible with the concept that with mass customization and flexible manufacturing, wastage can be reduced (Bowersox, Closs & Cooper, 2012). This can be illustrated with the help of certain real-life examples such as the lean system at a supermarket, where the self-checkout process is applied, and goods are automatically scanned. Next example is that of Disney World, where Dumbo, the flying elephant ride is done in batches. Boarding for the ride is done at one end and ends at the other. It reduces the wastage of time and is the best example of the lean system process.

An example of a company that supports the implementation of a lean management system that is compatible with flexible manufacturing and mass customization is Toyota. The company ...

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The key elements of design for manufacturing and for logistics are examined. The response addresses the query addressed in 679 words with APA references.

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