More than 15 local firms have embarked on Lean Management model which promotes productivity and reducing costs to ensure firms become competitive on the regional and international market.

The adoption of Lean Management by members of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) follows the engagement of the Lean Institute of Africa last year with a view to promote productivity.

CZI chief executive officer Mr Clifford Sileya said the process has been well received and more companies are willing to adopt the model.

Lean Institute of Africa chief executive officer Dr Anton Grutter who has been in the country for another round engagement said the model has worked wonders for most countries hence the need for local firms to adopt it.

The local manufacturing sector has been constrained owing to high costs of production, high staff cost as well as high competition on the international market.