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5 Foundational Improvement Tools for Manufacturers

5 Foundational Improvement Tools for Manufacturers

One of the things I appreciate about Lean is that many of the tools are very simple and practical. Thinking about it, putting them to practice can happen in a matter of hours. All it should take is understanding and the decision to take action. Of course, once...

10 Ways manufacturers ensure improvements sustain

10 Ways manufacturers ensure improvements sustain

Dan Burgos For those of us implementing Lean, we know all too well how hard it is to continuously sustain the improvements we implement throughout an organization. Can I get an amen? Everyone starts with the best of intentions, especially when…

How to Create & Sustain a Lean Manufacturing Culture

How to Create & Sustain a Lean Manufacturing Culture

Of all “Lean manufacturing” topics this is one that eludes most manufacturers. The great thing about “Lean manufacturing” is that grasping the concepts is not that hard. The concepts, though counter to our most ingrained “bad” habits, do not require advanced...

How supportive manufacturing leaders improve culture and performance

How supportive manufacturing leaders improve culture and performance

Most people who leave an organization, do it because of their leaders, and not because of the organization. The level of engagement from employees is critical to an organization’s success. Employees check out often because they don’t receive support from their leaders. We as leaders….

How to start implementing Lean manufacturing

How to start implementing Lean manufacturing

  This is a very common question for manufacturers that are new to “Lean manufacturing”. Many ask: What can it do for my manufacturing business? How should I go about implementing the tools? Where should I start? I wanted to give manufacturers some input to...

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