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Create Flow by Going Forklift Free

Create Flow by Going Forklift Free

Forklift / fork truck free initiatives are everywhere. Either you’ve done it, you’re doing it, or you will be doing it soon. There are too many reasons not to, which I outlined in the "Why?" aspect of forklift free in our series. While all of those points...

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Prioritize Improving Your Internal Logistics System

Prioritize Improving
Your Internal Logistics System

I see different production and office environments every week, and all of them represent opportunities for improvement. A common theme is the subject of “Where to start?”   If we split any work area up into two oversimplified categories you have 1. The work being...

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Don’t think – Act! – with Customers in Mind

Don’t think – Act! – with Customers in Mind

What is the purpose of a business? Focus, focus, focus on the customer. There are five fundamental components to a business, in descending order of importance: Customers Employees Products Suppliers Shareholders Of course there are other critical, necessary, and...

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Is PM Operation Critical?  Ask the Navy.

Is PM Operation Critical? Ask the Navy.

The Navy has a problem – only 47% of their jets could fly right now. 47% operational readiness = 53% aircraft on ground. 53% of a potential resource unable to be used for the intended purpose. It’s not only the jets. There is also a backlog of ship refits. From...

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Are you a Waste-buster or a Flow-master?

Are you a Waste-buster or a Flow-master?

Most people familiar with the concept of lean manufacturing and standard production systems have heard of the seven wastes. If you haven’t, you’re probably going to skip this post and move on. If you have, there is an important point you may not have considered. There...

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