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  • Healthy Growth Management

    Improved control leads to more consistent products, increased line speeds, and more sales     Sponsored Content PLZ Aeroscience is North America’s largest custom aerosol manufacturer and packager. It produces its own private brand products and custom formulations, an...

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  • $EE, the Financial Aspect of OEE

    Reestablish communications between the front office and the shop floor This article describes a novel approach to calculating the financial aspect of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), with the result referred to as $EE (as in ...

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  • A Make-Believe World of Random Failure Rates

    The effect of assuming exponential distribution for ‘ease of analysis’ What if all failures occurred truly randomly? Well, for one thing the math would be easier. The exponential distribution would be the only time to fai...

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  • Five Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Applying SPC

    The good news: They’re preventable In daily conversations, I field questions from plant managers, quality managers, engineers, supervisors, and plant production workers about the challenges of applying statistical proces...

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  • Kaizen Equals Getting Closer to the Final Process

    How Taiichi Ohno created just-in-time at Toyota     Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from the book, Management Lessons From Taiichi Ohno: What Every Leader Can Learn From the Man who Invented the Toyota Production System, by Takehiko Harada (McGraw-Hill Education, 201...

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  • Visual Scheduling: A Problem-Solving Mechanism

    Seeing is believing     Visual scheduling is a plain, two-dimensional format that maps out which products, parts, or subassemblies need to be produced, and when, in what quantity, and in what order. Nothing could be simpler.   read more Original: http://www.qual...

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  • Dealing With Cans of Worms

    Limiting work in progress allows you to handle surprises in the workload We are all cursed with “surprises” at work. We come in, sit down, get ready for the day. We select a task to start on, and about halfway through, it ex...

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  • What Really Is a ‘Stretch’ Objective?

    When working harder or longer won’t do the trick One poorly understood concept in lean Six Sigma is how much to “stretch” when setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. These letters are defined as S—specific; M—measureabl...

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  • Plotting the Complex Path of Products

    Startup’s software maps supply chains for companies and consumers In March 2011, Leonardo Bonanni was preparing to defend his Ph.D. thesis about Sourcemap, software that lets consumers map every connection of a product supply chain ...

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  • Benefits of Environmental Certification

    ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ helps organizations gain market share There are many paths for organizations to become good, sustainable, low-footprint citizens of the business world. Production processes can be redesigned to be more efficient, corporate campuses can be located so a...

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