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General Cable Implements Lean Techniques to Empower Employees.

Carlsbad, CA, September 28, 2010 --( In an interview with Manufacturing Digital, General Cable Senior VP of Specialty Wire Harnesses, Roger Roundhouse describes how the manufacturing company's Lean techniques have enabled employees to be empowered in their work.

In the article, Roundhouse said General Cable strongly believes in operator-led process control, in which employees are empowered on the factory floor, not only to give them a voice, but to streamline processes and eliminate waste and reduce cycle times. "The shop floor is where you tap into the power of the organization," Roundhouse said.

Associates on the shop floor know the end result of the product they are making and take pride in those outcomes, knowing that the assemblies they are making may be for MRI machines or lift trucks. "The products that we produce, in large part, enrich the lives of people around the world, whether enabling them to have electricity, communications, or enhance their healthcare," Roundhouse said.

This vision of empowerment is the main way that General Cable attracts and retains its employees. "We look at business holistically and involve everyone in the organization in the overall outcomes of business," Roundhouse explained. Read the full company report at Manufacturing Digital.

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