'When you embark on lean, you're not just trying to engage the hands of your employees. You want their hands, their hearts and their minds,' Mike Fitzgerald, director of lean and reliability services for Advanced Technology Services Inc. asserts.
Applying continuous-improvement strategies to maintenance can help your plant run like a well-oiled machine.
In this session at the 2009 IW Best Plants Conference, Alan Mauer, Senior Project Engineer for Stryker Instruments, delivers a straightforward look at what 5S was designed for, what its benefits are and how to use its tools for maximum effec...
Measuring overall equipment effectiveness can help a plant do more of what it does best: making products.
The consequences of missed or ignored equipment maintenance can range from lost production to costly and perhaps even fatal safety mishaps. Here's what you can do to keep costly breakdowns at bay.