Monthly Archives: May 2011

MeadWestvaco Optimizes Manufacturing Performance with Invistics


MachSix deployment enables company to reduce inventory costs by 50 percent without compromising customer service ATLANTA- (April 19, 2011) – Invistics, the recognized leader of demand-driven Lean manufacturing solutions for high-mix industries, announced today that the deployment of its MachSix… more →

Keys to a Successful Lean Transformation


I was fortunate to hear Shaw Gilmer, Director of Global Planning, Energy & Sustainability at CP Kelco, at the ARC World Industry Forum in Orlando. Gilmer spoke of the lean transformation his organization has experienced over the past few… more →

Lean Confessions: Separating Fact from Fiction


Lean Manufacturing. It’s a term that we’ve been hearing since the 1950s when Toyota started it all. But how many of us truly know what it means to make your company “Lean”? As it turns out, not many of us.… more →

How Mature is Your Lean Program?- Technology


This week, we will wrap up our Holistic Lean journey. The holistic lean approach focuses on people, process and technology. Over the past two weeks, we have discussed the people and process in great detail, but this week we are… more →

Kanban in the Kitchen and Craft Room


She essentially invented CONWIP for herself - fantastic! more →