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10 Reasons Why Lean Manufacturing Transformations Fail

10 Reasons Why Lean Manufacturing Transformations Fail

Companies engage in Lean because of different situations: start-ups, turnaround situations, rapid growth, plateaus, restructuring, etc. Organizations in each of these situations can certainly benefit from a Lean transformation. However, when…

4 Ways Manufacturers become more efficient during a relocation

4 Ways Manufacturers become more efficient during a relocation

During the normal course of business there comes a time when it makes sense to expand your footprint in the marketplace; or, perhaps, consolidate facilities that are closely located to better serve customers, or to take advantage of economies of scale. Or…

5 Signs of a Manufacturer’s Declining Culture

5 Signs of a Manufacturer’s Declining Culture

In the business field, leaders are commonly technically oriented. Often, neglecting the human side that is so fundamental to the leadership role. Some are focused on financial metrics, others on product performance, quality, etcetera. This…

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…

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