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LEAN MANUFACTURING ARTICLES

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LEAN MANUFACTURING ARTICLES

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Geolean USA State of Manufacturing Survey

Geolean USA State of Manufacturing Survey

This past July (2020), Geolean USA conducted a brief State of Manufacturing survey to better understand the unique production challenges manufacturers are facing as a result of the Covid-19 virus. Surveys went out to nearly 4,000 contacts across 800 diverse North...

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Social Distancing in Manufacturing

Social Distancing in Manufacturing

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers find themselves in a unique environment and are working hard to adapt quickly. For many, production must continue as you develop essential goods in this time of crisis. To keep facilities online and personnel safe, many...

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Live Design to Support Changing Times

Live Design to Support Changing Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique environment for today's manufacturers. Some of Geolean USA's existing tools have become even more valuable to our clients today, as we work to support manufacturers implementing social distancing practices. Are you working...

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How To Easily Implement Shadow Boards In The Workplace

How To Easily Implement Shadow Boards In The Workplace

Custom shadow boards organize your workspace by creating the perfect place for every tool and visually indicating when these tools are missing. Mechanics and operators won't need to search around to find the right tool, and workstations will be clean and organized...

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How Does Lean Manufacturing Improve My Bottom Line?

How Does Lean Manufacturing Improve My Bottom Line?

So, you're interested in pursuing lean manufacturing. Maybe some of your competitors have implemented lean strategies with success, or maybe you know it's your only option to efficiently integrate that new product line into your facility. It's clear that lean...

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Supporting Hands-Free Material Delivery

Supporting Hands-Free Material Delivery

Geolean supports our clients by designing and installing systems that create flow. Flow of materials and information is the best way to create durable improvements in safety, quality, and productivity. Correctly designed flow systems improve operations today and build...

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How Flow Concepts Improve Operator Health and Safety

How Flow Concepts Improve Operator Health and Safety

You can hear the health, safety, and environment (HSE) team from the next room - flow? What does flow have to do with me? Maybe more than you realize. HSE has a big job to do. The health and safety of operations personnel during normal production operation...

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What Does It Mean To Engineer Material Flow?

What Does It Mean To Engineer Material Flow?

The best way to understand engineered material flow is to consider the opposite. Randomly moving stuff, expedited! is one we encounter often. What is engineered material flow? A correctly designed material flow system is dynamic, interactive, and...

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Why Manufacturing Workstation Design Matters

Why Manufacturing Workstation Design Matters

When I walk into your plant, the attitude of the people and their interaction with their work environment is a quick indicator of your company’s attitude. Too often there are frustrated people struggling in a poorly designed environment with equipment poorly suited to...

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Lean Lessons From Food: Taste The Ants, Flow The Juice

Lean Lessons From Food: Taste The Ants, Flow The Juice

There is an enjoyable Netflix documentary called “Chef’s Table”, and I had a chance to catch a few episodes this weekend. The show provides great insight into the working patterns of amazing chefs along with the context of their pursuit of the profession. There’s not...

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THE COMPLETE
GUIDE TO LEAN INTEGRATION

Here's everything you need to know broken down into manageable parts that are easy to implement.

IS YOUR FACTORY A GOOD FIT FOR LEAN INTEGRATION?

Fill out our lean integration checklist to determine if your factory might be ready for lean integration.

THE COMPLETE
GUIDE TO LEAN INTEGRATION

Here's everything you need to know broken down into manageable parts that are easy to implement.

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