RALEIGH, NC--A great supply chain begins with a great manufacturing operation. "Lean Manufacturing," a free monograph published by Tompkins Associates, provides the tools to transform traditional manufacturing operations into a competitive advantage.

The article explains how to re-examine and restructure your manufacturing operations for improved performance and reduced costs. It also discusses how to provide your workforce with tools to revolutionize manufacturing operations.

For more information on "Lean Manufacturing," call 919-876-3667 or visit the firm's Web site at www.tompkinsinc.com.