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    Robots Working Eye to Eye with Humans


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    Robots Working Eye to Eye with Humans
    September 3, 2015 - Plenty of challenges remain on the road to mixing humans and robots on the factory floor. How can you clear some of those hurdles?read more

    Lean 3P vs DFSS


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    Lean 3P vs DFSS
    September 3, 2015 - Today while I'm looking for the right article to insert in the my free learning path on my e-learning platform http://leansixsigma.university I thinked the analogies and differences between 3P and DFSS and if they work together. So I created a...

    Lining Up for Continuous Improvement


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    Lining Up for Continuous Improvement
    September 1, 2015 - Immersive virtual reality technologies help automakers improve worker safety, shorten lead times and bolster quality By James D. SawyerExecutive EditorHenry Ford put the first effective automobile assembly line to use on Dec. 1, 1913. One...

    Methodological Errors In Lean Government


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    Part of group: Lean Leadership
    August 31, 2015 - For some years now I have been both an occasional participant and ongoing witness to the practice of Lean management in State governments. I continue to see methodological errors in relation to how Lean is practiced in industry. Those in industry...

    Why Do We Batch?


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    Why Do We Batch?
    August 30, 2015 - Batching issues have a profound influence on the characteristics of any process and substantial gains can be made by properly understanding the dynamics involved. Although we often don’t think about it, we can batch in either quantity of material...

    Kaizen vs Kaikaku


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    Kaizen vs Kaikaku
    August 29, 2015 - Kaikaku is a lean production term that means radical change, transformation, a revolution. It means radical overhaul of an activity to eliminate all waste (muda in Japanese) and create greater value. It is a rapid and radical change process.

    Meetings – Timewasters, or Timesavers?


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    Meetings – Timewasters, or Timesavers?
    August 28, 2015 - Here is one of my personal pet hates. The meeting that adds absolutely no value to anyone involved. A few weeks ago, one of my clients asked if we should set up a meeting but when I asked what exactly would be the purpose of the meeting, so that I...

    Lean Conference Brazil 2015


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    Lean Conference Brazil 2015
    August 24, 2015 - I’ll be one of the key note speakers in Brazil this month at a major lean conference in Sao Paulo. The conference theme deals with improving during slow economic times. There will be a mix of attendees from various industries and service...

    One Down, 14 To Go


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    Part of group: Lean Leadership
    August 24, 2015 - There has been a lot of coverage in the news recently about a growing number of large companies that are doing away with traditional annual performance reviews (see for example, Why big business is falling out of love with the annual...
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    Jidoka or Autonomation


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    Jidoka or Autonomation
    August 21, 2015 - Though jidoka has come to be known as automation with a human-touch, a better way of describing it is people-centred improvements which are more focussed on how human beings and machines interact with the aim of producing quality. The notion that...

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