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IndustryWeek Continuous Improvement

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Capital Equipment

Too Often, Talk of Culture Leaves Out Capital Equipment

New machines and plant expansions require communication, planning and teamwork, too.

 
 

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Handled poorly, technology is seen as a path to unemployment. Handled well, it can be welcomed as an enabler. If better-trained operators focus on value-added activities rather than reactive observation, it is a very different change conversation.


 
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Why Do So Many Lean Efforts Fail?

A mishmash of tools, methods and approaches doesn’t help matters.

 
 

 
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Are You Setting the Right Trajectory?

Here are two major considerations that will dramatically affect your problem-solving.

 
 

 
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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2020

Our annual look at how the best companies incorporate supply chain best practices into their daily operations.

 
 

 
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COVID: A Golden Opportunity to Move Forward

Value stream mapping is the tool that will help you become faster and more nimble—both now, and in the World 2.0.

 
 

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Join us for our live webinar to find out how you can identify saving opportunities using your business data. You’ll also hear from a manufacturing executive about how they leverage data and the impact it has on their day-to-day business operations.

Editor's Choice

 
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Operator Balance: Why Waiting Is the Worst of the Wastes

Once you have an understanding of the time it takes to convert your raw materials into finished goods, you try and balance your operator and machine time to eliminate or reduce the waste of wait time among operations.

 
 

 
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The Hardest Part of Lean is to See the Waste

If you're having trouble recognizing waste in your processes, one of America's manufacturing pioneers has some lessons to remember.

 
 
 

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