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    What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was developed...

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Ask the Expert – Lean Leadership: Our Daily Huddle Meetings are Exercises in Frustration

06/26/2017 5:300 comments
Ask the Expert – Lean Leadership: Our Daily Huddle Meetings are Exercises in Frustration

Question: Lean manufacturing has come to our office, and we are very excited about the process. However, our manager has begun holding “huddle” meetings every morning that tend to last between 15 and 45 minutes. Our department is very busy, and these meetings are creating additional stress. To make matters […]

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Learn Kaizen to Fight Your Laziness, One Minute Japanese Trick That Will Change Your Life

Learn Kaizen to Fight Your Laziness, One Minute Japanese Trick That Will Change Your Life

Laziness is something that most of us are trying to overcome. However, with Kaizen method being employed, such struggle might easily be obliterated. Kaizen is a Japanese technique that is believed and claimed by many as one of the best solutions against laziness. This one-minute method will help a lazy […]

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Lean Six Sigma & Quality Management Bundle, Save 96%

Lean Six Sigma & Quality Management Bundle, Save 96%

We have an awesome deal on the Lean Six Sigma & Quality Management Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store today, you can save a massive 96% off the normal price. The Lean Six Sigma & Quality Management Bundle is available in our deals store for $49, it normally retails […]

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Takt in manufacturing: production that doesn’t miss a beat

Takt in manufacturing: production that doesn’t miss a beat

Takt is one of lean manufacturing’s most misunderstood concepts. Here Andy Owen, Managing Director of motorised electric tug specialist MasterMover, explains how businesses can use it effectively. The humble drumkit is the cornerstone of modern music and is responsible for keeping pace, giving listeners precisely the song they want. Interestingly, […]

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A Reason to Do Lean and Six Sigma Executives Will Embrace

05/07/2017 13:180 comments
A Reason to Do Lean and Six Sigma Executives Will Embrace

Early in my career, some 30 years ago, I had a conversation with my boss that went something like this: Boss: “Yeah, Dyer, what do you want now?” Me: “I was reading in the latest issue of IndustryWeek magazine (the company provided subscriptions to all of the engineers) that in […]

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Professional Development: MBA vs. Lean Six Sigma

05/01/2017 5:170 comments
Professional Development: MBA vs. Lean Six Sigma

You have been passed over for that coveted promotion. Once you have moved through the range of emotions that inevitably ensues, you are determined to move forward. In assessing your situation, you conclude a lack of education is the problem. The education path has been etched in stone as: grade […]

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What’s holding US manufacturing back?

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What’s holding US manufacturing back?

There has been an ongoing national conversation about bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The government, states, educators, and organizations have been pushing a resurgence through, addressing many of the roadblocks facing these organizations, including: lack of skilled labor, decreased sales, advancing lean manufacturing, integrating additive manufacturing, robotics, IoT […]

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Watson’s Cognitive Visual Inspection in Lean Manufacturing Processes

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Watson’s Cognitive Visual Inspection in Lean Manufacturing Processes

At Hannover Messe 2017, IBM today launched a new IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Cognitive Visual Inspection, to provide manufacturers with a ‘cognitive assistant’ on the factory floor to minimize costly defects and increase product quality. This announcement should both spark interest and be no surprise to anyone […]

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Self-Driving Vehicle Helps GE with Lean Manufacturing

Self-Driving Vehicle Helps GE with Lean Manufacturing

GE Healthcare has reduced the size of its repair cell stations at its repair operations center by 40%, due to a self-driving vehicle named OTTO. A fleet of OTTOs is used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly at GE’s Healthcare’s 280,000 […]

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PBA Group remains as lean manufacturing and fast as a startup

04/17/2017 13:180 comments
PBA Group remains as lean manufacturing and fast as a startup

Singapore FROM distributing mechanical and automation products to now manufacturing its own products using advanced manufacturing, PBA Group has grown by leaps and bounds in its 30 years of history. Now, it has set up a training centre to help other small and medium enterprises (SMEs) like itself join the […]

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