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Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 13

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

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

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...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 7

How can a lean manager overcome fear and resistance to change, in time to turn around a failing company? Four key steps for effecting organizational change. When lean management is implemented to salvage a flailing organization, the existing team faces numerous challenges. A slight exaggeration here, but one day a team member is going about her...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 2

Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership’s Larry Fast says manufacturing is on the cusp of a new age. “We’ll all be wise to sign up and help make it happen.” Question: What role do you view big data analytics and AI playing in the future of lean manufacturing? Answer: Wow, this question came out of the sky. Not in my wheelhouse. My initial reaction was,...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  November 2

In Europe’s most efficient car production plant, 115 cars are created every hour. Through a mixture of robots, experienced staff and lean manufacturing principles, the process is highly efficient, leading to the high output. Here, Hugh Freer, a director of electric tug specialist MasterMover, explains how suppliers to the automotive industry can...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  October 20

At a succesful industry, one of our core operating principles is sustainability. That means minimizing waste to improve efficiency, add value, and refine the manufacturing process for our automotive products when and where we can. Lean manufacturing methodology is still considered a best practice in automotive manufacturing circles, despite...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  October 20

Why standards and consistency are key for peak performance in a lean initiative. Earlier this year we explored the importance of four basic building blocks for success in lean manufacturing and how technology can make success much easier to achieve. I have seen these building blocks establish a foundation that naturally leads to improved lean...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  October 17

For many global manufacturers, quality has traditionally been defined as a high level of conformance, or the degree to which a product or a service has been designed to meet customer expectations, is produced correctly, and in optimal numbers. That remains true, of course, but today quality goes beyond the factory floor to impact the whole spectrum...

Lean Manufacturing Times

 •  October 17

Jared Bringhurst is president of Futura Industries, a division of Bonnell Aluminum, a leading manufacturer of custom-fabricated and finished aluminum extrusions. Under Bringhurst’s operations leadership, Futura improved the quality of its products and on-time delivery in the extrusion industry, while most recently overhauling its anodizing...