Lean Maintenance

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 and 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
Lean Maintenance September 13, 2018

2018 Engineering Leader Under 40: Justin Sturek, 37

Manager of Continuous Improvement, The Raymond Corporation, Greene, NY, United States

By McKenzie Burns, Production Coordinator
Lean Maintenance September 3, 2018

AI’s hype hides practical benefits

In the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) and its uses in everything from video games to shopping trips, the practical applications in the manufacturing realm may get overrun by the hype. As Plant Engineering discussed this month with Kazunobu Morita, chief strategy officer for industry and distribution business unit, Hitachi, Ltd., the use of AI on the plant floor will provide better data to workers and will help bolster the sagging workforce needs in the plant. "It is all about building awareness about the available data and need to unlock the potential of this data to address challenges faced by maintenance teams," Morita told Plant Engineering in the Mid-Year Report that focused on the Plant of the Future.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance August 7, 2018

Linking manufacturing performance metrics to the life of a business

Creating and measuring performance metrics should be well-defined and reflect the goals of the business that focus on delivering value to clients.

By Brad Staats, Ultra Consultants
Lean Maintenance July 16, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, July 9-15

Articles about IoT benefits, the 2018 Lubrication Guide, motor repair, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 9-15. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Susie Bak, CFE Media
Lean Maintenance June 25, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 18-24

Articles about the Lubrication Guide, motor repair, maintenance contracting, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 18-24. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Susie Bak, CFE Media