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  • When a client requestsa company to design and manufacture a product for them, the company’s designer needs to communicate with the client to ensure that they really know what is being requested.

    The Impact of a Poor Customer Design Process

    The Impact of a Poor Customer Design Process

    by Claire Miller17

  • What is Lean Manufacturing, just what is a good lean manufacturing definition? If you want to implement lean manufacturing then you need to understand Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts. This article will try to give you a concise lean manufacturing definition and show how it compares to Agile Manufacturing and Six Sigma.

    What Are the Principles and Concepts of Lean Manufacturing?

    What Are the Principles and Concepts of Lean Manufacturing?

    by Tony17

  • If you wish to use Kanban to pull production through your Just in Time (JIT) process as part of your lean manufacturing initiative then you need to understand how to calculate your Kanban quantities. There are several different factors you need to consider when calculating your Kanban quantities from your daily demand, your production lead times, container (bin) sizes and of course the all encompassing safety factor.

    Using Kanban to Calculate Your JIT Bin Quantities

    Using Kanban to Calculate Your JIT Bin Quantities

    by Tony4

  • What is Shigeo Shingo’s Single Minute Exchange of Die or SMED and how can you use it to reduce setup or changeover times for your process. Full details of how to implement this powerful lean tool.

    SMED; Shigeo Shingo's Single Minute Exchange of Die

    SMED; Shigeo Shingo's Single Minute Exchange of Die

    by Tony8

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