Lean Maintenance

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Lean Maintenance July 8, 2021

Six sigma principles could improve additive manufacturing quality control

Utilizing six sigma principles, team of university researchers and standards groups are working on finding ways to set standards for quality control when it comes to additive manufacturing.

By Miranda Buckheit
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Lean Maintenance May 7, 2021

Improved productivity through the kaizen multiplier effect

Team-led improvement ideas boost safety, efficiency and uptime for a precision molding operation.

By Daniel Penn Associates
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Lean Maintenance March 31, 2021

What to look for in a manufacturing operating system

Manufacturing operating systems have come a long way and can aid engineers in many ways. The right operating system will be intuitive, efficient and easy to use.

By Cara Winther
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Lean Maintenance January 19, 2021

Six steps toward the factory of the future

A solid foundation is required for any initiative

By Mohamed (Mo) Abuali
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Lean Maintenance November 18, 2020

Mattress company adopts Lean system

Purple deploys L2L’s Lean execution system to great success

By Eric Whitley
Manufacturers and plant operators have begun to appreciate the impact that i4.0 technology offers their businesses. However, the best way to maximize the potential of this technology is by also investing in and strengthening the application of lean principles and lean thinking to continuously address waste and error in their operations. Courtesy: Bosch Rexroth
Lean Maintenance December 16, 2019

Applying Lean tactics in the Factory of the Future

The Factory of the Future can maximize the value and performance of every machine and production unit.

By Thomas Brown and Rodney Rusk
Lean Maintenance September 16, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 9-15

Articles about Engineering Leaders Under 40, applying Lean to daily management, improving your skilled workforce, maintaining equipment, and keeping workers safe were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Lean Maintenance September 10, 2019

Apply discipline to your Lean daily management

Like soccer, a Lean daily management plan on a manufacturing floor requires team discipline to ensure success.

By Tony Rodriguez, Mike Beauregard
Lean Maintenance February 1, 2019

Blockchain benefits for Lean manufacturing

Blockchain can provide benefits to larger manufacturers looking to improve their Lean operations and reduce waste.

By Becky Morgan
Lean Maintenance January 29, 2019

How Toyota Kata can transform Lean deployment

Toyota Kata seeks to enable organizations to gain and sustain competitive advantage through a cultural aptitude for process improvement and represents an attempt to correct various failure modes that are believed to have hindered past Lean manufacturing initiatives.

By Tyson Ortiz