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  • Strategos Inc

    For more than 25 years the Strategos team has helped clients improve business operations. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, we travel the world fortraining and consulting. Our Associates come from varied backgrounds and, together address a wide range of business and manufacturing issues.

    Tags: consulting, training, Strategos, lean, manufacturing, strategy, articles, Cellular, workcells, cell, work, Kanban, video, seminars, jidoka, plant layout, facility planning, facilities

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  • Transforming Jet-Hot by Viewing the Organization as a System

    Guest post by John Hunter. Jet-Hot‘s story provides an example of applying Deming’s work to transform a real enterprise. Gordon McGilton and Dennis Sergent share evidence from their experience that will help others transform their enterprises by focusing on their system and aim. Jet-...

    Tags: management systems, systems thinking, video, case study, continual improvement, culture, Deming Research Seminar, flowchart, important, management system, manufacturing, organization as a system, quality tools, technology

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  • Metrology Direct - Providers of Measuring Solution

    Metrology Direct aims to provide a comprehensive range of measurement, inspection systems & instruments to manufacturing companies throughout the UK and Ireland.

    Tags: metrology, metrology direct, measurement, manufacturing, contour measurement, form measurement, Lean Manufacturing

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  • Moving Production Back to the USA -- The Better Business Strategy for US Manufacturers?

    A new book by Tim Hutzel and Dave Lippert titled Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing through Reshoring was published this month. This book continues the theme of their first book, Keeping Your Business in the U.S.A.: Profit Globally While Operating Locally. As...

    Tags: Bringing Jobs Back to the USA, Dave Lippert, labor costs, manufacturing, manufacturing in China, offshore, Reshoring, Tim Hutzel

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  • 5 Practical Examples of Work in Process

    In manufacturing, Work in Process (WIP) – also referred to as Work in Progress – is a category of inventory that consists of unfinished items which still require further assembly, processing or inspection to turn them into finished goods ready for delivery to the customer. This term o...

    Tags: Business, manufacturer, manufacturing, WIP

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  • 10 Ways Manufacturing is Being Changed by Machine Learning

    by Angela Guess Louis Columbus recently wrote in Forbes, “Machine learning’s core technologies align well with the complex problems manufacturers face daily. From striving to keep supply chains operating efficiently to producing customized, built- to-order products on time, machine le...

    Tags: big data, data management, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, data strategy, Machine Learning, manufacturing, smart data

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  • Specification-based Management is Not Sufficient

    Guest post by Bill Bellows (originally written as a comment about the question of how Dr. Deming viewed six sigma). While Dr. Deming was known for his appreciation of continuous improvement, he was also know for encouraging us to think of variation and improvement from a systems perspective. As ...

    Tags: continual improvement, systems thinking, understanding variation, manufacturing, specification

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  • Hello world – Let’s 5S (clean up) this place!

    To launch our new blog, we are going to discuss one of the most basic yet commonly misapplied tools in the LSS arsenal…5S.  The purpose of 5S is to establish and maintain a clean, safe and organized workplace.  If the place you work is dirty, disorganized or inefficient, preventi...

    Tags: Lean, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, tool use

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  • Waste in Process: Squeeze Before You Lean

    "It seems intuitive to start applying lean to our processes, right?" writes Andrew Quibell. "Maybe so, but all that says to me is that we're short-sighted when applying lean." How so, you ask? Read more. (...) Original: http://www.lean.org/lp/608by: Andrew QuibellPosted: July 21, 2016, 2...

    Tags: manufacturing, process improvement, waste

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  • Andon System: What Does It Tell You?

      What does your Andon System tell you? Typically, it is a manufacturing process that says there is something wrong and your attention is wrong. The word Andon simply means ‘lantern.’ Just like any other light, its presence tells us of a problem. But is it the act of the light o...

    Tags: Green Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, The Lean Startup, andon system, lean, lean six sigma, manufacturing

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