These methods that Herreshoff utilized can be classified as early stages of the LEAN manufacturing concept which is used today in a majority of America’s leading manufacturers. Herreshoff made sure that his entire inventory was used and nothing was wasted. By reducing/eliminating waste, Nat preserved the value of his products and increased the efficiency of operation.
Getz, Jake; Matteo, Dylan; Rudkin, Alexander; Robinson, Arnold; and Bosco, Susan, "Herreshoff Marine Museum: Historical Analysis" (2013). History. 1.