Toothpaste factory line or F1 racetrack? McLaren revs up Glaxo's production

How do you halve the time it takes for GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) toothpaste makers to change over their lines? Reenvision the production line as an F1 racetrack, according to McLaren. The first challenge in a partnership aimed at improving the British pharma giant's efficiency, McLaren's engineers reimagined Glaxo's setup as a racing pit-stop; they didn't stop short of dressing GSK workers in mechanics' overalls and having them race the clock, The Telegraph reports. More