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Value stream mapping: Lessons from the front
Value stream mapping: Lessons from the front

We've seen many value stream maps (VSM) over the past 20 years, as it has become a common tool. In some companies it's a first requirement before a Lean effort begins. In other companies, value stream maps are regarded as burdensome and irrelevant. And that's a shame. VSMs that are completed with no 'what next'... Read More

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Five trends in food processing plants
Five trends in food processing plants

Each new year carries a fresh set of trends, opportunities and challenges. To celebrate the start of 2015, I've forecasted five trends I expect to drive food manufacturing in the months... Read More

3 ways to build top-level APM commitments
3 ways to build top-level APM commitments

Not surprisingly, in all of LNS Research’s practice areas—Quality, MOM, IEM and EHS—executive commitment is consistently identified as a key to success. Whenever business process management and... Read More

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Efficient controls require feedback
Efficient controls require feedback

Closing the loop with feedback improves control, measuring, and monitoring of packaging, process, and custom machinery. Checking the actual output condition and adjusting the commanded output helps... Read More

Industrial networking manufacturer changes company name, adds global partner ecosystem
Industrial networking manufacturer changes company name, adds global partner ecosystem

B&B Electronics has changed its company name to B+B SmartWorx to reflect a continued investment in technologies used for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company plans to continue to... Read More

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The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from... Read More

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Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

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Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

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