[Executive Brief] The bulk of successful Lean implementations are in high volume, repetitive environments like automotive companies. Nevertheless, Lean Manufacturing has grown beyond traditional high volume automotive environments into industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, aircraft manufacturing, electronics, and industrial…more →
[Executive Brief] ERP is limited in its ability to manage waste and cycle time, and tends to push products regardless of inventory levels. With ERP alone, Manufacturing companies are unable to leverage Lean techniques to improve performance. Here’s why….…more →
According to Association for Manufacturing Technology and the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, manufacturing technology orders are up 101% from 2010.
This article in Industry Week… runs down the numbers for us:
With a year-to-date total of $3,439.21 million, 2011 is
“A bad system will defeat a good person every time.” Deming…more →
We’re offering two webinars in November – as a Lunch and Learn series.
Join us November 15 and 17 – at noon (Eastern time) for two concise sessions on Lean Pull Design and Inventory Optimization.
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“The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.” — W. Arthur Porter…more →
“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt…more →
“If you don’t tell the truth, the right thing can’t happen.” —Lori Weisman…more →
“Be your own worst critic. When things go wrong it’s tempting to shift the blame. Don’t. Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you’re capable of.” — Paul Arden