The Kaizen Multiplier Effect: Team-Led Improvement Ideas Boost Safety, Efficiency, and Uptime for Precision Molding Operation

Company A global precision manufacturer of specialty pumps for personal care products. Objective Conduct a process mapping to find ways to improve cell layout, machine staffing, safety and productivity for two subassembly machines at one of the … [Read more...]

A New Look at In-sourcing and Cell Layout Boosts this Manufacturer’s Capacity by 107%

Situation A leading supplier of forgings to Tier I and II aerospace, defense and automotive companies won a significant contract. As the company ramped up a new production process under the contract, they discovered their outsourcing operations … [Read more...]

How to Succeed at a Gemba Walk Using the 3Gen Principle

Regardless of your industry, you may have observed (or actively participated in) the 3Gen principle, commonly known as a Gemba Walk. Do you and your team know how to truly prepare yourself for and succeed with Gemba Walks? First, a little … [Read more...]

What is Your Company’s Optimum Material Flow System?

The future of manufacturing belongs to mixed model manufacturing, and an essential aspect of this strategy is the optimization of material delivery and material flow. Kanban, one of the methods of choice, includes many different techniques, each … [Read more...]

Key Steps to Workflow Improvement in Maintenance

Regardless of what your company manufactures, two things are essential to product quality and customer satisfaction. First, how you manage, maintain and measure employees’ work. And second, how you manage your equipment’s performance. The road to … [Read more...]