We set a strategy to implement lean with five initiatives in mind: 6S, value stream mapping, 8W waste reduction, flow production, and A3 documentation.
Embrace the synergies and appreciate the experiences each member brings to the effort, suggests Orbital ATK’s Edward Kestel.
Overall equipment effectiveness is a powerful metric used to improve the effective use of resources, by machine.
People calling for a changed culture often are experiencing the painful results of behaviors that are typical in reactive manufacturing organizations. A philosophical intervention is required.
The cost of poor engagement is minimum effort by your workforce. You need more, says Martinrea's Mark Whitten.
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I recommend an organized, disciplined approach that includes standardized roles and responsibilities, work processes, and tools.
These seven North American manufacturing plants share a winning combination of people, process and technology.
Once we understand what customers value, we need to design clear connections to deliver that value.
Each challenge is an opportunity for this Alabama workforce, and the wins are piling up.