Can Lean Manufacturing Work in a Job Shop?

I was recently asked about implementing “Lean” in a job shop (High mix – Low volume); Yes it can and should be done, but not not in the same way as in traditional high volume low mix production scenario. Key point here is to organize work by similar processes as opposed to common product.
Here are two good articles exploring implementing Lean in job shop scenarios…

Time-to-reform-job-shop-manufacturing

From-job-shop-chaos-to-lean-order

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