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High-Volume, Low-Mix Is Keen on Lean

February 1, 2013

Kaizen (continuous improvement) is a key principle behind lean manufacturing initiatives in all industries.


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Prescribing a Dose of Lean Logic

Medical device assemblers are slowly adopting lean manufacturing principles.
January 3, 2013

Over the last decade, lean manufacturing has been prescribed as a cure-all in a wide variety of industries.


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Solving the Wrong Problem

October 1, 2012
There’s nothing worse than solving the wrong problem. It’s bad on many fronts—consumption of valuable resources, mislaid expectations of company leadership, and frustration of the solvers.


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Volvo Enlists Workers for Continuous Improvement

July 5, 2012

HAGERSTOWN, MD—It’s often said that if you really want to find ways to improve your business, ask an employee. At the Volvo truck assembly plant here, employee suggestions have yielded “significant savings.”


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Line Layout Kaizen

March 30, 2012
Kaizen is a basic lean tool that can be applied to many things, including plant layout.


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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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Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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