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How the Six Sigma Mindset Helped This Business Owner Succeed

07/10/2017 6:120 comments
How the Six Sigma Mindset Helped This Business Owner Succeed

While small businesses don’t generate the same volume of products and services or have the same level of organizational complexity as big corporations, evaluating and improving processes is critical for success. Systems and processes that help a business run like a well-oiled machine is the premise of the management technique […]

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Manufacturing Software Helps Aerospace Assembler Track Production

Manufacturing Software Helps Aerospace Assembler Track Production

Airline passengers may not be familiar with the manufacturer SAFRAN Landing Systems (SLS). But, for the past decade, the company’s braking, landing and monitoring systems have enabled millions of passengers to arrive safely at their destinations. SLS is a large company (more than 7,000 employees), with design and manufacturing facilities […]

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How Serious Is Freudenberg Medical About Lean Manufacturing?

How Serious Is Freudenberg Medical About Lean Manufacturing?

I’ve visited loads of processors who talk up their lean journey and staying on the path of continuous improvement, but Freudenberg Medical’s injection molding operation in Baldwin Park, Calif., goes way past lip service when it comes to lean. The Baldwin Park facility will be the focus of our On […]

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Lean Manufacturing Begins With Layout, Commitment

Lean Manufacturing Begins With Layout, Commitment

After enough one-size-fits-all initiatives, lean manufacturing can lose its luster. After all, the Toyota Production System (TPS) that forms much of the basis of modern lean thinking doesn’t apply perfectly to every manufacturing operation, particularly job shops. And yet, the experience of at least one manufacturer shows that the perfect […]

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

06/26/2017 5:301 comment
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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