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Manufacturing companies are always on the lookout for methods to boost productivity, improve quality, and enhance their service offerings to remain competitive. Two methods that are extensively debated in both industry and academia are digitalization and lean. The main objective of this study discussed is to identify the current status of lean and digitalization use in manufacturing companies located in Norway and to uncover their synergies and potential influence on each other. Specifically, the study aims to explore the history of lean and digitalization implementation in these companies, the lean practices and digital solutions currently in use, the influence of lean on strategic and operational results and people, the difficulties faced in lean implementation, and the potential synergies between lean and digitalization in improving operational excellence in manufacturing companies.

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Iakymenko, N. et al. (2023). Lean and Digitalization Status in Manufacturing Companies Located in Norway. In: Alfnes, E., Romsdal, A., Strandhagen, J.O., von Cieminski, G., Romero, D. (eds) Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management Systems for Responsible Manufacturing, Service, and Logistics Futures. APMS 2023. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 689. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-43662-8_2

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