BROOKINGS, S.D., March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics (Nasdaq:DAKT) announces that the implementation of lean manufacturing principles is reinforcing the company's commitment to efficiency and building high-quality, reliable products. Lean practices help manufacturers to continuously eliminate any resource expenditure that doesn't create value for the customer.
"Some manufacturers just test components separately and rely on the first test to be on site," says Andal.Lean principles at Daktronics derive from a philosophy developed by people as diverse as Henry Ford and Taiichi Ohno. American car manufacturer Ford implemented lean concepts in his "continuous flow" assembly lines in 1910. Japanese businessman Taiichi Ohno and others developed the Toyota Product System (TPS) between 1948 and 1975, an improvement on Ford's more inflexible methods. Toyota's success after using TPS brought worldwide attention to lean manufacturing concepts. Discover more about Daktronics manufacturing at: www.daktronics.com/manufacturing ABOUT DAKTRONICS Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is one of the world's largest suppliers of electronic computer programmable message displays, large screen video displays, scoreboards and control systems. The company provides dynamic outdoor LED displays to the outdoor advertising industry for use in third party advertising applications. Daktronics excels in the control of large display networks through the use of our content creation, advertisement logging and content management software systems. Established in 1968, Daktronics designs, manufacturers, markets and services display systems for customers around the world. For more information about Daktronics, visit www.daktronics.com/company. The Daktronics logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5476
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