Lean ManufacturingHow to Reduce Downtime in Manufacturing
How to Reduce Downtime in Manufacturing
The best way to understand the root causes of downtime is to gain visibility into human, machine, and process performance...
Lean Manufacturing5S Tools and Visual Management
5S Tools and Visual Management
Visual management is key to a successful 5S lean implementation. Examples of useful tools, such as dashboards shadow boards, to...
Lean Manufacturing8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing
8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing
Eliminating the 8 wastes from a manufacturing value stream is the core of lean manufacturing. Learn how you can get...
Lean ManufacturingHow To Write A Better Gemba Walk Checklist
How To Write A Better Gemba Walk Checklist
Gemba Walk Checklists can give structure to your initiatives, and make sure the whole team is on the same page...
Lean ManufacturingHow Industry 4.0 is Transforming Lean Manufacturing
How Industry 4.0 is Transforming Lean Manufacturing
For lean manufacturers, industry 4.0 technology provides an opportunity to access the core objectives of lean manufacturing: empowering people to...
Lean ManufacturingContinuous Improvement With Kaizen: 9 Tips for Success
Continuous Improvement With Kaizen: 9 Tips for Success
Kaizen is the philosophy of continuous improvement. Read on to learn 9 tips for success in kaizen and continuous improvement initiatives.
Lean ManufacturingLean Manufacturing in Real Life: 10 Examples of Poka-Yoke in Daily Life
Lean Manufacturing in Real Life: 10 Examples of Poka-Yoke in Daily Life
Poka-yoke is not just used in manufacturing processes. You can find examples of mistake-proofing everywhere, from your car to your...
Lean ManufacturingAgile vs Traditional Approach to Problems in Manufacturing
Agile vs Traditional Approach to Problems in Manufacturing
Read through 6 concrete problems most manufacturers face, and compare traditional problem-solving to agile problem-solving.
Lean ManufacturingThe Hidden Factory – 5 Things You Should Know
The Hidden Factory – 5 Things You Should Know
In this post, we cover some of the key lessons we learned from this talk about lean manufacturing and the...
The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing Time Studies in the Connected Factory
Time studies are essential to continuous improvement. They're also easy to get wrong. Read to get the most of out...
Lean ManufacturingWhat Is The Difference Between A Causal Factor & A Root Cause?
What Is The Difference Between A Causal Factor & A Root Cause?
Read the definition and some examples of causal factors and root causes. During root cause analysis, analysts identify multiple causal...
Lean Manufacturing10 Best Lean Manufacturing Books
10 Best Lean Manufacturing Books
Whether you’re just starting to learn about lean manufacturing or a seasoned expert, we think these books should be required...
Lean ManufacturingCycle Time vs Lead Time vs Takt Time
Cycle Time vs Lead Time vs Takt Time
Cycle Time, Lead Time, and Takt Time are all approaches to lean manufacturing, a way to measure the efficiency, quality...
Lean ManufacturingWorkstation Of The Future: An Evolution In Manufacturing
Workstation Of The Future: An Evolution In Manufacturing
Learn how manufacturers are building the "workstation of the future" with agile work cells designed and built around a manufacturer’s...
Lean ManufacturingDo’s & Don’ts Of Agile Manufacturing
Do’s & Don’ts Of Agile Manufacturing
When implementing the Agile approach to manufacturing, it's important to be aware of the potential advantages and pitfalls.
Lean ManufacturingAgile Manufacturing Vs. Lean Manufacturing: What’s The difference?
Agile Manufacturing Vs. Lean Manufacturing: What’s The difference?
“Lean” and “agile” tend to be used interchangeably to describe modern manufacturing operations. Let’s clarify the differences between the two...