Window & Door Manufacturer Implements Lean Manufacturing

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One of the hardest things when trying to improve anything is finding the courage to take the first step. Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Inc. of Abbotsford, British Columbia did more than take the first step, they decided to embark on a journey to implement lean manufacturing principles into their business processes. This short video is an account […]

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Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles

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Furniture Company Invests in Lean Principles How often do you see a  news article with a title like this? I find it exciting to see a news report about a U.S. company investing in its future by upgrading their facility. This is incredibly bold of them, especially in a down economy, when all you usually read in the […]

Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner

Lean Manufacturing Innovation Award Winner

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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 […]

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Is Your Business Satisfying Customer Needs?

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The purpose of this article is to get you to ask this question: “Is your business satisfying customer needs?” This seems like a pretty straightforward question. However, it is not always that easy to get a straight-forward answer. Most business owners will tell you that they are “definitely satisfying their customer needs.” How do they know […]

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3 Critical Questions about Lean Principles!

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Answer these 3 critical questions before trying to implement lean principles into any type of business. If a company can’t answer these three simple questions about how they plan to use lean principles they are doomed to failure! The most common question I am asked is “What is the best way to implement lean principles […]

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What to do before implementing Lean Concepts!

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5 things to know prior to making use of Lean Concepts! Ignore these and your lean concepts will be nothing but dreams! Changing any enterprise into a Lean Business may be a daunting job if the person participating in the project does not have the knowledge and experience of lean concepts to grasp what needs […]

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Workplace Organization!

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Why is Workplace Organization or 5S so important? Can 5S help you to find what you need to do your job in 30 seconds or less? Workplace Organization is a combination of two lean techniques, 5S and Visual Management. When implemented as part of a lean program it can help any organization to reduce the […]

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Which is the better system, Lean or Six Sigma?

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Getting beyond the hype is improtant whe it comes to implementing Lean and/or Six Sigma? Which one first, Lean or Six Sigma? The Lean vs. Six Sigma discussion continues to roll on. Which is the best system for a business to adopt? Which one will deliver the best results? Which one gives fast results? What are […]

 
 
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