Manufacturing Engineering, Inc., is a leading provider of lean manufacturing solutions. Its Web site is at the following address:
On its Web site, Manufacturing Engineering lists several categories of projects. With a team of students choose a category from the list and answer the following questions:
a. What part of the value chain is targeted by the category?
b. What benefits can be identified from the category?
c. Do you believe target costing, activity-based management, cost of quality management, or just-in-time inventory was useful in the category your team looked at? Why?