AME event: Quick, Easy kaizen: Not just another suggestion system
Workshop: June 14, 2011; Monee, IL
This workshop suggests a different path to lean success – a safe path. By using some of the common tools in a lean thinker’s tool box and focusing on safety instead of cycle time you can easily start to build an understanding and the acceptance of lean while you improve safety in your facility. Attendees will join a lean safety walk at Whiting and will be asked to identify lean safety improvement opportunities.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey