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Hidden Plant, or Hidden Factory, is a term coined by Quality guru Armand Feigenbaum to point out the often un-tracked waste of rework. He discovered that up to 40% of the capacity at a typical manufacturing plant was spent on fixing what was not done right the first time.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.