Cabinet Maker Applies Lean

Interesting story about an outdoor cabinet maker (for telecom) applying lean.  There were a few comments I don’t completely agree with but overall seems like a pretty solid company.

Purcell Systems Inc., a maker of outdoor cabinets for telecommunications equipment, says that after flat sales in 2006, it’s on track to boost its revenue by roughly 50 percent this year…

“For me, (lean manufacturing) is the only way to keep in telecom and still maintain profitability,” Chase says. “It’s about expense slashing by eliminating waste, not necessarily people.”

The “not necessarily people” bit may worry some folks as we discussed in “Is laying people off really anti-lean?” 

Read the Purcell Systems story here.