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Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  January 11

Are you in danger of signing up for more than you can resource? Here’s expert advice on how to prevent “death by a thousand initiatives.” Question for Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership: In one of your early columns, you wrote: “This is one of the biggest mistakes that plant leadership makes—they sign up for more than they can resource and end up...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  January 2

The new president of Pallet Services Corp, Travis Huisman, shares principles of lean communication that he has used in consumer products manufacturing. The new president of Pallet Services Corp, Travis Huisman, shares principles of lean communication that he has used in consumer products manufacturing. A picture is truly worth a thousand words, and...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  December 26, 2017

The topic on the Fourth Industrial Revolution has sparked discussions across various industries, and countries. A study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that rapid adoption of Industry 4.0 could boost the country’s labour productivity by as much as 30 percent by 2024. Advancements, from smart manufacturing, robotics, to artificial...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  December 21, 2017

Use these lessons from the factory floor to shape a leaner, stronger enterprise. I’ve seen manufacturing change considerably in my 24-year career, especially when it comes to lean practices. This concept of identifying and eliminating waste in the production process, while at the same time adding value the customer is willing to pay for, has become...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  December 21, 2017

How you make your products needs to change. Consumer desire for more product choice will lead to more changeovers and smaller batches. Your ‘work horse’ manufacturing equipment isn’t suited to change – they’re locked into high speed, fixed product technologies. Agile manufacturing will allow you to embrace this trend, lower your cost of production...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 27, 2017

… from skeptical teammates and worried execs to the frustration of waiting for the results to emerge. Lean manufacturing is perhaps the most popular option for manufacturing operations seeking to improve performance, offering clear results and benefits that beat the competition and reduce time to market. Lean brings together aspects of waste...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 20, 2017

Industry 4.0, or fourth industrial revolution, is here – and those manufacturing companies that are able to catch up, will win against their competition. Also referred to as “The Smart Factory” or “Connected Industry,” Industry 4.0 involves integrated and automated data and process management. In a “smart factory” all the members of the supply...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 13, 2017

The scope of manufacturing goes beyond the attributes of the product, or simply the cost to produce. Helping hospitals improve safety, quality of care and cost requires a holistic approach to the value chain, including the delivery of product at the right time in the right place–and at the right cost. Defining the point of use or the patient’s...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 13, 2017

Lean manufacturing helps makers create lean techniques that can assist in building and maintaining most effectual manufacturing business. Lean manufacturing techniques enable cost cutting while improving on quality and production of items in the right quantity and at the right time. One of the key principles in lean manufacturing is to achieve such...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 7, 2017

With the right approach to continuous improvement, printing companies can thrive if they’re willing to make the investment. To be successful, a company must recognize that processes are the central part of an operation and must continuously work on improving those processes. To do this, printing companies must shed the “this is the way we’ve always...