Operations

Production operations strategy, news and best practices for manufacturing professionals. Find the information you need to build a better production floor.

Highlights

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Continuous Improvement

Fix Your Just-in-Time Engine

April 17, 2024
Our JIT efforts failed because we didn’t know how our MRP system really worked to provide production and inventories based on the batch world.
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Quality

So That Happened: Product Recalls Spike in Q1

June 5, 2024
IndustryWeek editors look into that story and remember manufacturing leader Barry Rogers, promotions at Allison Transmission, new plastics molding technologies and the UAW's "...
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Leadership

Boeing Presents Safety Roadmap in Bid to Reassure Regulators

May 31, 2024
"Over time this is about systemic change, there is a lot of work to be done," Federal Aviation Administration head Mike Whitaker said at a news conference after a three-hour meeting...
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Safety

Tesla to Recall Cybertruck Over Acceleration Defect

April 19, 2024
Tesla said it was not aware of any collisions or injuries related to the condition.
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Continuous Improvement

5 Steps for Sustaining a Lean Culture

April 15, 2024
Operational efficiency is a lifestyle, not a journey with a destination or finish line.

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Events

Register Now!

May 7, 2024
Join us at the inaugural IW Operations Leadership Summit June 26-28 in Indianapolis.
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Continuous Improvement

You've Got an Urgent Business Case for Lean. Now What?

March 22, 2024
A look at rapid lean deployment, a method that mobilizes people as an army of creative problem solvers to resolve one to two critical issues.
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Safety

Stellantis Recalls 300,000+ Midsize Cars for Air Bag Risk

March 22, 2024
The NHTSA said inflators in side air bag curtains may throw shrapnel when deployed.
Operations

5 Steps to Prepare Your Organization for an Industry 4.0 Transformation

March 13, 2024
Manufacturers face increasing disruption. From supply network issues to workforce challenges, they face ongoing pressure to innovate their manufacturing strategies. Industry 4...
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Corporate Culture

The Power of Being Over Doing in Leadership

March 13, 2024
The essence of impactful leadership lies not in the multitude of tasks we accomplish, but in how we show up each day to create the conditions for learning and continuous improvement...