How to Set Up a Lean Factory That Works

Lean manufacturers have a leg up on speeding products to market, reducing costs and keeping customers happy. In this overview, I’ll share how to engineer, set up and manage the project for a lean factory that works for your specific … [Read more...]

What’s Your Maintenance Strategy?

Maintenance strategy doesn’t enter our non-technical brains unless it directly affects our productivity and well-being. You change the oil in your car’s engine (that’s preventive maintenance) to keep it running so the engine doesn’t seize and you’re … [Read more...]

Out of Space? Maybe Not!

Has your growing company outgrown its facility? Are pallet racks full? Do flow racks appear to be fully utilized? Are dock areas overcrowded? Do aisles contain products awaiting put away or customer orders awaiting pick up? What can you do to … [Read more...]

Single Part or Multiple Part Operations

What’s Best for Your Company? Manufacturing managers concerned about their operation’s performance and overall equipment effectiveness often ask us how their machine and fixing investments should affect the number of parts that are loaded onto each … [Read more...]

How do you define World Class Maintenance?

You’d probably agree that striving for World Class Maintenance status (WCM) is a good thing. It may even be in your mission statement. … [Read more...]

What’s Your Maintenance Strategy?

Maintenance strategy doesn’t enter our non-technical brains unless it directly affects our productivity and well-being. You change the oil in your car’s engine (that’s preventive maintenance) to keep it running so the engine doesn’t seize and you’re … [Read more...]