Growing individuals helps grow businesses, yet often companies lack the communication between top management and the shop floor. Manufacturers’ Monthly speaks to business leaders to find out the importance of empowering employees.
Lean manufacturing is more than focussing on minimising waste while maintaining high productivity levels. It’s about employee empowerment – allowing workers to have a say in their company’s processes and being accountable for certain aspects of that process. This is a clear message that ran through the discussions led by Lean experts at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Leading Through Excellence and Innovation Conference in Melbourne.