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LEAN MANUFACTURING ARTICLES

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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, such as live design, have become even more valuable to our clients today, as we work to support manufacturers implementing social distancing...

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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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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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What is a Mother Daughter Cart System?

What is a Mother Daughter Cart System?

One of our key phrases at Geolean is “Get the fork outta here!” When we work with clients to create their lean system, removing forklifts from the manufacturing area is a point of emphasis. Getting rid of forklifts makes sense, but it’s not always an easy change...

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What is Tube and Joint Design?

What is Tube and Joint Design?

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends in lean equipment solutions (or if you’ve just been keeping up with our articles), you know that tube and joint design is widely applied to create effective material flow solutions. But what is tube and joint design?...

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THE COMPLETE
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