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It's a problem that manufacturers have faced for decades: international competition forcing factories to cut costs, improve quality and increase efficiency. It's one of the reasons, in many ways, why Lean and Six Sigma were invented in the first place. Andreas de Boer, Lean Six Sigma deployment leader for South African packaging manufacturer MCG Industries, talks to the Process Excellence Network about the impact that foreign competition is having within the South African marketplace and how it's forcing local companies to work smarter.