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Looking to the Future

Jump on the whirlwind of change
By Jim L. Smith
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Last month I laid out “A Roadmap for the Future” which received a favorable reaction, therefore, I thought I might continue along this path on a subject that is important to every quality professional.


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How to Get the Most Out of Lean

Focus on continuous improvement—not the vocabulary behind it.
By Michelle Bangert
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Around 1999, Hypertherm Inc. changed the manufacture of one of their products from a “craft style,” in which one person built the entire product from start to finish, to a team approach.


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Protect Your Reputation

LACK OF RIGOR, DISCIPLINE can have negative consequences.
By Jim L. Smith
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As a society we are inundated daily with bad news about the economy.
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Going Lean: The Journey to Lean Manufacturing

By Matthew Barsalou
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Lean manufacturing is an indirect decedent of the early manufacturing methods used during the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution was followed by the American system of manufactures and the quest for interchangeable parts.
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Lean Manufacturing Processes Have Measurable Results

American and Asian manufacturers view the lean philosophy differently.
By Gena Johnson
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According to Smith, lean is not just for manufacturing but it is a philosophy that can be applied to any environment to reduce waste.


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Leak Testing Gets a Bump from Lean Manufacturing, KANBAN

Making lean manufacturing even leaner.
By Gena Johnson
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Rings that do not seal, porous metals that leak fluid and tubes with holes can result in parts malfunctioning causing millions of dollars in damage, and even loss of life.


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Management: The Secret to Sustaining Six Sigma

By Sheila R. Poling
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How do you sustain the improvements that are the result of a Six Sigma project?
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Case Study: Boa Vision System Shines at Reducing Downtime on Aluminum Line

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Aluminerie de Bécancour recently installed an integrated vision system from Teledyne DALSA to eliminate interruptions in smelting operation.




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Management: The Green Advantage

By Michelle Bangert
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Automakers know that environmentally sound, efficient manufacturing practices will please customers- and help business.
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Management: Lean's Integration in an Enhanced Business Management System

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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Organizations need an effective business management system for addressing the challenges of the day.
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