Demystifying Lean Manufacturing Myths

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< 1 min read Embracing a culture of Lean methods within a company is not always as simple or as quick as some may assume. It does take some time and effort on the part of the top management as well as the employees, and the result is more efficient and productive business processes. There still are some people that discount the entire lean manufacturing process after having tried it for just a short while  because they misunderstood an …

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The Principles Of Lean Manufacturing

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2 min read Lean Manufacturing originally began with the Japanese company, Toyota. The company wanted to be compete with the best companies in the west, even with the limited resources they had. Therefore the company developed what is now known as Lean and this concept focused on eliminating waste from all the processes in the company. In today’s business world, Lean can be described as a philosophy for business success together with a collection of proven tools. There …

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Work As A Lean Manufacturing Consultant

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< 1 min read Any work that does not directly add value to a product or service is seen as wasteful, according to Lean manufacturing concepts, and such wastes should be removed from the business processes. Lean manufacturing consultants are well versed in all areas of Lean manufacturing, and can give advice on the practice of utilizing manufacturing resources to produce products and services that add value to a company’s consumers. A Competent And Skilled Lean Manufacturing Consultant Advising …

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Applying The Concept Of Lean Manufacturing

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< 1 min read Methods of Lean manufacturing have been around for decades, companies such as Toyota have profited from its implementation within their manufacturing business. Although there is no quick recipe when it comes to implementing Lean methods rapidly within a company, there are still common factors which successful companies share when it comes down to the way they have employed Lean methods. The Top Management Teams Of These Successful companies are committed to initiating, promoting and practicing …

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Enhancing Lean Manufacturing with IT

< 1 min read The reduction of waste through the use of Lean Manufacturing has been seen to be beneficial to various companies in particular those that are in the manufacturing industry. Lean thinking has become almost a religious affair due to the fact that conversations and philosophies surrounding the topic are given great focus, passion and intensity. As discussed by Gordon Benzie in The Increasing Role of IT in Lean Manufacturing, a hot topic amongst those discussing Lean …

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Going Beyond Lean Manufacturing

2 min read For many years, Lean Manufacturing methods have been implemented in various companies, and its history can be traced as far back as the 1800s. Andrew Nicholson for Manufacturing Times addresses what companies should do next, particularly if they are well advanced in their Lean Manufacturing journey. Such companies have applied Lean techniques across their manufacturing operations, which have helped them trim down on costs, increase productivity, and some have even sustained a culture of Continuous …

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Keep Improving With Lean Manufacturing

< 1 min read Lean Manufacturing is not a simple process, and it can become more complex as each stage is implemented in a company. However, whatever stage a company may be in when employing lean manufacturing, they should constantly be improving. Most of the time, companies find themselves in a stagnated period, where they encounter a ‘too busy to improve’ syndrome. There are strategies that can be used to keep improving during the lean process, as covered by …

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Lean Manufacturing Requires Consistency

< 1 min read Lean Manufacturing is considered a management philosophy which focuses on creating a better workplace by considering the expenses of resources for any goal rather than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and consequently a target for elimination. This Production Practice Is A Variation on the theme of efficiency based on optimizing flow, and as mentioned by Bryan Zeigler in Lean is Good; consistency is vital for lean transformation. This is …

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Lean Manufacturing-Common Characteristics Companies Have

2 min read A great number of studies have shown that we only add value for 5% of the time in our operations, while the remaining 95% is a total waste. Within a company these wastes have a direct impact on costs. Imagine what may happen if the 95% wasted time and effort was utilized well; it could do wonders for a company’s operations. Companies That Use Lean Manufacturing Techniques can reduce on the amount of wasted time …

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Keeping Up-To-Date With Floor Marking Tape

1 min read Do you remember the days when paint was used to mark aisles, pathways and safety zones? Well, those days are long gone with the introduction of floor marking tape that adheres to floor marking standards. Every company that has strict and rigorous safety standards is now switching to floor aisle marking tape as it is seen to be the most effective, enduring, and inexpensive method for lining warehouse facilities as well as manufacturing facilities. Plus, …

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