Lean manufacturing Infinity artisanal laboratory

Infinity Firenze and Lean Manufacturing

March 27, 2019

We are a leather craft company and we want to remain artisanal, we don't want to become a mass production company as there are so many.
We work to do special and unique products.
To emphasize the quality of our products and the talent of our artisans, we started applying Lean Manufacturing to our company, a method that is allowing us to reduce waste and become more efficient, in a path of continuous improvement.
For an artisan company like ours, where the human task is in the center it’s really important to reduce waste to a minimum.
This gives us the possibility of devoting most of our time to the actual making our leather products, wasting less time looking for materials and tools in our workshop and improving our procedures.
Every artisan in our company needs to know the full process of leather manufacturing, from the choice of the hides to the final embellishments. We try to grow every day with our morning meetings, where every one of us shares his knowledge with all the team. 
Lean Manufacturing was invented in car manufacturing companies, so it may seem strange to adopt it in an artisanal company, but we believe that thanks to this method, the time we can dedicate to the artistic part of making our unique objects can be at the center of our attention.