Maintenance can be improved if companies focus more on improving their operations rather than maintaining what they have.
Data crunching enables manufacturers to make better choices when it comes to their operations.
Cirtronics has grown into a 175,000 square-foot facility with 200 employees and was recently recognized by the New Hampshire Business of Social Responsibility for its people-centric culture.
Using data analysis to find out what the dominant products within a facility are and the processes used to create them and how they flow within a plant facility is a useful way to make a company Leaner.
Companies should look for the food enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that provides the best process visibility.
A Lean-minded board of directors can have an influential impact on the direction of an organization and its future.
While we take comfort in familiar ideas, what drives are society is innovation and new ideas that allow us to move forward.
A food manufacturing plan should include situation analysis, goals and objectives, and function and scope to ensure that the plan goes through smoothly.
Lean manufacturing has changed the plant floor in many ways and the future promises everything will become Leaner as companies use real-time data to improve operations.
Nolan Lestage, a utilities supervisor for West Liberty Foods in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, shares his story of his manufacturing experience and the pride he has in his work.