Items Tagged with 'lean manufacturing'

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Face of Quality

Looking to the Future

Jump on the whirlwind of change
July 1, 2014

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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Management

How to Get the Most Out of Lean

Focus on continuous improvement—not the vocabulary behind it.
May 2, 2014

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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Face of quality

Protect Your Reputation

LACK OF RIGOR, DISCIPLINE can have negative consequences.
November 6, 2013
As a society we are inundated daily with bad news about the economy.
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Going Lean: The Journey to Lean Manufacturing

November 4, 2013
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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Management

Lean Manufacturing Processes Have Measurable Results

American and Asian manufacturers view the lean philosophy differently.
August 9, 2013

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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Quality 101

Leak Testing Gets a Bump from Lean Manufacturing, KANBAN

Making lean manufacturing even leaner.
June 11, 2013

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

September 7, 2012
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

September 4, 2012
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

August 8, 2012
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

August 31, 2011
Organizations need an effective business management system for addressing the challenges of the day.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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