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Applying the Principles of Lean Manufacturing to Engineering

10/13/2017 15:340 comments
Applying the Principles of Lean Manufacturing to Engineering

The concept of lean manufacturing is commonplace in the automotive industry. In this article we explore how Dearborn Mid-West Company (DMC), a manufacturer of automotive assembly lines, applied lean principles to their engineering processes. Michigan’s Dearborn Mid-West Company is deeply intertwined with the auto industry. As a tier-1 supplier to […]

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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

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Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. Customers simply switch suppliers when others are more capable of delivering within their preferred timeframes. Lean systems have provided a formidable operating strategy for leaders determined to achieve and maintain optimal […]

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Regal Beloit Retains Competitive Edge With Six Sigma Tools

09/13/2017 12:410 comments
Regal Beloit Retains Competitive Edge With Six Sigma Tools

On Sep 11, we issued an updated research report on industrial goods manufacturer, Regal Beloit Corporation RBC . Regal Beloit continues to focus on simplification initiatives to lower operating costs and improve margins in the future. The company expects organic growth for 2017 in low single digits with modest demand […]

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Lean Manufacturing Begins with an Effective Plant Audit

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Lean Manufacturing Begins with an Effective Plant Audit

Operations expert, Henry Quesada Pineda from Virginia Tech shares an effective tool for conducting lean manufacturing and process improvement audits. This resource can help you improve your operations. Every manufacturing plant that wants to stay in business looks for ways to lower costs and become more efficient. Your competitors are […]

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Lean Manufacturing Experts Offer Advice on Moving to eKanban Technology

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Lean Manufacturing Experts Offer Advice on Moving to eKanban Technology

Synchrono, a leader in modern demand-driven manufacturing software and synchronization technology, today released a new InSync paper, Going eKanban, which is based on years of working with manufacturers to introduce Lean, or pull-based inventory replenishment methods. Grounded in Lean manufacturing and Just-in-Time (JIT) principles, Kanban is a pull-based inventory replenishment […]

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Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership — When Is It Time to Automate a Process?

07/21/2017 6:410 comments
Ask the Expert: Lean Leadership — When Is It Time to Automate a Process?

Question: How do you decide when it is time to automate a process?” Answer: Many of our readers likely have faced this question in their own businesses so I hope some of you will share your experiences of how you answered this question. In the meantime, here’s my take on […]

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