How to Start a Real World Lean Transformation by Live Simulation

Visions of reducing inefficiencies for real-world Lean transformation in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations are only the tip of the iceberg.   Imagine what a live workplace simulation workshop can do for your organization. A couple of questions are often asked: “Why does anyone need Lean?” and “Would the time and expense of a.. read more →

Lean ISO and the Eighth Waste

The elimination of waste is the main focus of Lean Manufacturing.  In recent years, many organizations have incorporated the concept of the “eighth waste” in their implementation of Lean Manufacturing.  Many early sources spoke about the Seven Wastes that are found in most processes: Overproducing Transporting Waiting Inappropriate processing Building unnecessary inventories Conducting unnecessary movements Defects and errors Lean.. read more →

Manufacturing and Innovation

There is no doubt that the key to long-term success in manufacturing is innovation in every facet of the business, from developing unique products, like the iPod, to finding new ways of getting products into people hands, like Amazon.com. Pharmaceutical and consumer products companies, among others, have historically shifted their mature products overseas, while maintaining.. read more →