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Lean Manufacturing

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify with Lean First, Then Automate

Five tips for optimizing processes that you may not have considered.


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Planning for Industry 4.0? This whitepaper examines the great promise of “smart manufacturing”, why it has been slow to catch on, its crucial relationship to asset management, and seven building blocks for digital transformation to accelerate the journey and maximize the outcomes.

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Measuring Up: Performance Metrics From the IndustryWeek Best Plants

How do your manufacturing operations data stack up against top performers?


Lessons Learned

Supply Chain Lessons OEMs Should Have Learned by Now

The 2020s are one big teaching moment so far, but who’s listening?


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Stephen Moore Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin Executive: Getting Back to Our Kaizen Roots (Video)

Stephen Moore, vice president of lean enterprise and quality talks about how getting back to lean basics, 20 years into the company’s efforts, is bearing fresh results.



Culture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast

It took us years to move from top-down to people-centric management, but the journey was worth it.


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Join this April 13th webinar to explore digital technologies that can synergize operational excellence and environmental benefits for improved efficiency, resilience, and sustainability—simultaneously.

Editor's Choice

Metrics that aren’t relevant and controllable are ignored.

Metrics Work Best When Motivational, Relevant and Widely Shared

From the IW Archives: The reluctance to be measured is rational, as many organizations have cultures where performance measures are used to punish.


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The Patois of the Toyota Production System

From the IW Archives: A guided walk through 8-Step Problem Solving


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