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Self-Driving Vehicle Helps GE with Lean Manufacturing

05/01/2017 5:090 comments
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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Are ‘Concrete Heads’ Wrecking Your Lean Manufacturing Efforts?

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Are ‘Concrete Heads’ Wrecking Your Lean Manufacturing Efforts?

Question: Lean or CI experts seem to be the first to get laid off at manufacturers. How can we change this mentality of management? Also, there is a tendency to outsource many products instead of fixing the processes in the U.S.A. and making sure all of the expenses of making […]

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USG Corporation Wins Award of Excellence for Lean Six Sigma Deployment of the Year

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USG Corporation Wins Award of Excellence for Lean Six Sigma Deployment of the Year

USG Corporation (USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, is a recipient of the 2017 Lean & Six Sigma World Excellence Award for ‘Lean Six Sigma Deployment of the Year’ from the American Quality Institute as part of its annual Lean & Six Sigma World Conference. Now […]

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Be a no-nonsense project manager with this Lean Six Sigma training and certification

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Be a no-nonsense project manager with this Lean Six Sigma training and certification

How many work projects have you been involved in that start with loads of wasted time before things get on track? We’ve all been there, which is why the Lean Six Sigma project management philosophy has become so popular — and why a chance to get a full Lean Six […]

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Is Talent or Process Vital to Lean Success? It’s Not Really a Choice

04/09/2017 7:390 comments
Is Talent or Process Vital to Lean Success? It’s Not Really a Choice

There is a common lean phrase, “Bad systems beat good people.” Sometimes it is attributed to Dr. W. Edwards Deming although it isn’t actually his quote. I’ve used it for 20 years but couldn’t tell you if I heard it or was paraphrasing Dr. Deming’s teaching. The sentiment is that […]

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