Cutting The Fat

Cutting the Fat

Author: Dave Smith, Continuous Improvements Director, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Editor, PMPS Magazine

‘Lean’ has become a familiar term in European manufacturing, particularly as markets have become more competitive and companies seek to make improvements in the services they provide to customers, or achieve sustainable process efficiencies. Given the highly competitive nature that is characteristic of industry today, and especially the current challenging economic situation, the need to maximise efficiencies and make savings in every area of a company’s operations has never been greater.