1998-08-11

Saturn Productivity Center 982091

The Saturn Productivity Center has been designed, developed, and implemented to aid in providing economical production through efficient material presentation and flexible equipment. The center is significant in that it is a foundation of the Saturn Production System utilizing lean tooling principles. These principles allow industry the flexibility to not only employ efficient fabrication techniques, but also capitalize on the cost effectiveness of recycling. This manuscript will detail the key concepts of the Saturn Productivity Center including lean tooling definitions, advantages, and an efficient implementation strategy designed around a team concept environment within the manufacturing industry.

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