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Framing Forms Backbone of Medical Device Manufacturing

By Jim Camillo
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 As orthopedic and medical device technology evolves, so do the manufacturing processes of industry leaders like Acumed. 


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How To Build Stronger Structures In Less Time, Convey Difficult To Handle Totes and Products, and Stop Using Your Factory Floor as a Warehouse

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 Creform, the original pipe & joint material handling system helps assemblers be more productive and lower overall material handling costs by offering them a variety of unique products. 


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Honey-Dos and the Assembly Line

Has a hobby or home improvement project ever informed your work on the assembly line?
By John Sprovieri
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A recent wordworking project has given me a greater appreciation of assembly line challenges. Has a home project ever informed your work in the assembly plant?


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Reborn Company Reshores Harness Manufacturing Jobs

From the 1960s through the 1990s, business was humming at Northwest Regulator Supply in Portland, OR.
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Unfortunately, like many OEMs, Northwest Regulator Supply was struggling by the start of the 21st century.


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Prescribing a Dose of Lean Logic

Medical device assemblers are slowly adopting lean manufacturing principles.
By Austin Weber
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Over the last decade, lean manufacturing has been prescribed as a cure-all in a wide variety of industries.


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Free Webinar to Discuss Best Practices for 5S

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PORTLAND, OR—Graphic Products Inc. is hosting a webinar, “5S Best Practices” today, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. Eastern time.


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Pride of Place

By John Sprovieri
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A process re-evaluation and new technical furnishings inspire assemblers at a Southern California cable manufacturer.


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Continuous Improvement Is a Way of Life at Philips Respironics

By Austin Weber
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All continuous improvement activities at the 2011 Assembly Plant of the Year are tied to lean tools such as 5S, 5 Why and QEK.
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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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