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Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
August 17, 2017  

Get organized: shadow boards improve plant productivity

Set up tools as runners, repeaters and strangers to save time and effort.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
February 22, 2017  

Visitors are your best auditors: feedback delivers opportunities for improvement

Fresh eye of new employees, suppliers, sales reps and customers are always the best to question or confirm the effectiveness of processes.

Feature Manufacturing Facilities Maintenance General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
October 29, 2016  

Going with the flow: how TPS and McDonalds are cleaning up

A new McDonald’s employee is taught to never be idle. If there’s a lull, start cleaning. The same principle applies in your place.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
September 26, 2016  

Invest in 5S+1

Twelve people, five minutes each deliver an hour of lean enhancements per day.

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Machinery and Equipment Maintenance Operations Production
June 14, 2016  

Tame variability

How to subdue it with formal problem solving.

Feature Manufacturing Facilities Maintenance General Operations
February 21, 2016  

Diagnosing lean

A journey in five steps.

Feature Manufacturing General Operations
September 18, 2015  

Book review: Leading the lean journey

CEOs tell their success stories.

Feature Facilities Maintenance General
December 20, 2014  

Think Lean: Stand to observe

Standing and observing allows you to see processes, operations, tasks and subtasks really work.

Feature Manufacturing Facilities Maintenance Operations
April 23, 2014  

Working with flow

Set up workcells to minimize movement.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
December 16, 2013  

Fries with that? | PLANT

What McDonalds teaches us about robust, lean processes.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
November 29, 2013  

Give lean a lift | PLANT print issue

11 tips for rejuvenating the culture

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Production Technology
October 28, 2013  

Planning for next year? | PLANT

Take process improvements to the next level.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production Sustainability Technology
June 25, 2012  

Making the lean transformation

10 tips to lead the way