A Dental Lab can really help sales and profits by learning and applying the philosophies and tools of Lean Manufacturing. The term “Lean” is used because a Lean business uses less labor to perform tasks. It also uses less manufacturing space, requires less capital investment, reduces materials, and shrinks the time between receipt of the case and the shipment of the finished case.
Lean is a philosophical approach to developing flexible, responsive processes capable of providing your dentist customers with what they want, at the quality levels they expect, exactly when they want it. It is a hands-on business improvement approach that provides industry-leading performance in quality, delivery, price and service to your customers at the lowest possible cost. The Lean approach involves all employees to continuously pursue the elimination (and prevention) of waste from every business process. Traditional approaches in the Dental lab have tended to focus on the individual technicians’ ability to produce.Read More