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.
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.
This article shares all of the safety tips and suggestions a machine shop and a fabricator can adapt to keep accidents and injuries at bay.
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.
What is poka-yoke? We look at the meaning of poka-yoke with clear examples in manufacturing, hospitals, automobiles and in everyday life using pictures and videos to explain the concept clearly.
HVAC was already a great career choice with a lot of opportunity for growth but with over half the U.S. and Canada now legalizing marijuana in some shape or form a whole new HVAC career opportunity has been created.
What are the benefits of lean manufacturing, what are the advantages of lean production? Lean manufacturing can benefit your business in many ways, from reducing your scrap and space required to reducing lead times to a fraction of your current lead times. In addition to this expect your productivity to rise and your profits to improve. Implement lean manufacturing if you want to see these significant and proven benefits.