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Radical Lean Transformation

Radical Lean Transformation One of the common questions that crops up during my conversations with my clients is – Why do companies have problems sustaining improvements through the application of lean manufacturing principles? The generic answer to this question is – Well, those companies are implementing lean manufacturing principles incorrectly! I personally find this answer …

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10 Step Training & Implementation Model

Lean Manufacturing Transformation Starts With Education! A forward thinking company starts their Radical Lean Transformation by educating their employees to understand lean principles. Employees need to develop the know-how to apply lean principles to improve their own workplace. An important aspect of any Lean Transformation is process improvement, and this involves bringing about change. Employees, …

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Lean Process for Repairing Gas Turbines

Lean Manufacturing Process for Repairing Gas Turbines: Here is a short video from Ethos Energy demonstrating how lean manufacturing principles were implemented to improve the repair of gas turbines. Lean Manufacturing does not have to be complicated. In fact, lean manufacturing does not need too much complexity because it encourages you to keep things simple …

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Lean Manufacturing in Cabinetry

In this shirt video, Wildwood Cabinetry explains how their changes to sanding table accomplished small “Lean” improvements. The continual improvements took place over a period of 12 months. The improved sanding station stops the indirect lighting from casting shadows which hides tiny imperfections in the wood grain from from the cabinetmaker’s view.