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Lean Transformation at Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Cars looks back on their lean transformation efforts started more than fifteen years ago. Establishing the Mercedes-Benz Production System (MPS) as a closed system had laid the foundation for lean management principles. Two departments were formed, the MPS Training Center and MPS Support. The educated MPS Experts help analyze business processes, consult with management, and oversee transformation projects. A “model factory” simulates processes and adapts the training content to the existing knowledge of the participants. Collaborative efforts in lean management optimize the processes, saved money, and improve customer satisfaction and employee communication, which solves problems in less time. Continue reading