There Europeans have created a new lean manufacturing award to recognize companies that are demonstrating their use of innovation to create growth and jobs. The first lean manufacturing innovation award winner is Brillopak, which is a packaging company in the UK. Yes, that’s right, a packaging company. Lean principles can and are being applied and integrated into all types of business environments. Here is a snippet from the original article:
Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award WinnerBrillopak is among the first recipients of a new award for companies which are using innovation to create growth and jobs.
The company was chosen as an inaugural winner of the Medway Innovation Voucher, towards the development of its new lean production control package. This is being developed to support small and medium manufacturers, using Brillopak’s new COMPACT C Series and robot cell packing and palletising solutions.
Brillopak Director David Jahn said: “We are very proud to have received this award, which supports our vision of building systems that have a demonstrable impact on efficiency through effective deployment of lean methodologies.
We are confident that the system will support our clients in eliminating bottlenecks across the end of line at a tactical level…[read more]
Today everyone is talking about jobs and how to create more of them. However, what’s actually happening is lots of talk and not much action. Apparently, with the current political standoff here in the US, ignoring the situation is the best way forward, well until after the election in November, when we all get to see how things will play out.
I am not sure how you feel about it, but I think the folks in Congress might do well to take notice what is happening across the pond to see how the Europeans are dealing with the same issues. They are identifying a lean manufacturing innovation award winner, while the politicians here in the US are doing nothing.
I would prefer to see more action and less political theater here in the US Congress. Weight and tell us what you think? Leave a comment below and share this article with your friends and colleagues.
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