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LEAN MANUFACTURING ARTICLES

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How To Create A Lean-Friendly Company Culture

How To Create A Lean-Friendly Company Culture

It’s fun to go on benchmarking trips. It’s fun to go see Toyota or Toyota-inspired operations in Japan. Everyone comes back from those experiences with a head full of “what could be” and ideas on what to change, all at the same time. Then they get back to...

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Why Your Manufacturing Workstation Needs a Makeover

Why Your Manufacturing Workstation Needs a Makeover

You might think you’re doing it all right in terms of applying lean manufacturing principles in your factory: you’ve visualized processes, are working to go forklift-free, and you’ve got buy-in from top management. But if you’re just using standard catalog...

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See your Plant Like a Monopoly Board

See your Plant Like a Monopoly Board

I was walking a customer’s plant recently and trying to convince them why they should switch to small totes from large bins. We discussed the benefits to operator ergonomics, product mix, production scheduling, material delivery, inventory, and on and on....

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AI is No Match for NS

AI is No Match for NS

While enjoying some lakeside time I saw a beverage koozie with a great phrase: “Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity”. I have a very positive outlook on the potential for any person to grow and develop from their current capability. I also have a...

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How Modular Solutions Support Six Sigma Projects

How Modular Solutions Support Six Sigma Projects

Let’s ignore the fact that Six Sigma is meaningless as a statistical process measurement and control program for 99.99966% of cases. We will also ignore the murky origins of the term, which may have been based on either a typo or a misinterpretation, and the deviation...

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5 Steps to Sell your Boss on Lean Implementation

5 Steps to Sell your Boss on Lean Implementation

You know the importance and value of lean production, and you’ve seen the ways in which it can improve productivity and output, increase plant safety, and save money. But as is often the case for those in EHS and Continuous Improvement roles, you’re not the sole...

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How your Company Culture is Holding you Back

How your Company Culture is Holding you Back

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast!” - Giga Information Group “Culture is how you treat each other” - Multiple sources “Corporate culture is unique to every corporation because every corporation serves a different customer” - Patty McCord, former VP HR...

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