Categorize each of the following characteristics as being either more representative of a traditional organization or a lean organization.
1. Manufacturing plants tend to be organized with self- contained production cells.
2. Maintain greater quantities of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods inventories.
3. Setup times are longer.
4. High quality is stressed in every aspect of production.
5. Produce in smaller batches.
6. Emphasis is placed on shortening manufacturing cycle times.
7. Manufacturing plants tend to group like machinery together in different parts of the plant.
8. Setup times are shorter.
9. Produce in larger batches.
10. Strive to maintain low inventory levels.
11. Cycle time tends to be longer.
12. Quality tends to be “inspect- in” rather than “build- in.”

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