Monthly Archives: November 2011

Order less and pay on time


It was the title of the blog post that caught my attention: Don’t Be a Scrooge With Your Suppliers, written by Robert J. Bowman, on What follows is a well-thought out post on how we treat our suppliers.… more →

Lean Best Practices: Using Motivational Metrics


Because of our firm belief in the Lean implementation process, we have put together a list of our Top 10 tips for Best Practices for Lean manufacturing. Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to explore each of… more →

Recognizing Little’s Law- 50 years later


50 years ago, a theory was proven that, while simple in nature, has single-handedly effected numerous industries. From medical facilities to banks, to retail stores and manufacturing, Little’s Law has made a big mark. In 1961, current M.I.T. professor John… more →

Lean Metrics: Is It Time To Replace Your Metrics?


[Whitepaper] Manufacturing executives continue to face pressure to improve performance. Many are facing eroding margins,shortened product life cycles, product proliferation, and are searching for ways to maintain a competitive advantage. Is it time to reevaluate your KPIs and ensure you’re… more →

Insights from General Motors


Great stuff in this article about General Motors: My take-aways: Flexibility wins. Big does not have to mean slow – any organization can be agile if the culture is right. CI is not just for the good times –… more →