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32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools

Identifying The Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools! I found this article on Newcastle Systems website. In the infographic,  they are identifying 32 essential lean manufacturing tools. Our Lean Expert online training course includes instruction on these same 32 tools, and more. There are approximately 140 continuous improvement tools available today, and in use within the lean improvement …

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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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Snap On Tools Lean Tour

Integracore of Atlanta went for a field trip to the Snap On Assembly Plant in Murphy NC. The plant was voted one of the 10 Best Plants in 2010 by Industry Week Magazine. The video gives great examples of the application of lean principles such as visual management using kanban cards, color coding, etc. I …

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Lean Manufacturing and Cabinetry

Lean Office Kaizen Here is another great learning moment from Wildwood Cabinetry proving that LEAN is simply a series of small and easy to implement improvements. Wildwood Cabinetry embarked on their lean journey after reading Paul Akers book called  “2 Second Lean”.  

Lean Manufacturing 10 training and implementation model

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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