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Eliminating Common Manufacturing Wastes

The manufacturing industry is very competitive. If you are not constantly trying to find ways to improve the products you make, or produce them at a lower cost, your competition will quickly overtake you. This is why most companies put in so much effort toward continuous improvement. One of the best things that can be done in this area is to eliminate various forms of waste. Understanding the different types of waste, how to identify them, and the best way ...

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History of the Toyota Production System

Since the start of the industrial revolution there has been constant improvement and innovation in how things are done. This has helped to push the manufacturing industry forward and made possible many of the incredible products that are available today. While there is no shortage of ideas, concepts, and inventions that helped to push industry forward, few of them have been as impactful as the Toyota Production System (TPS). Despite the fact that the vast majority of people in the ...

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An Introduction to GHS for Your Facility

GHS is an important system that businesses use when classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals. IT stands for, “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.” Companies use this system to help improve workplace safety and ensure anyone who works with or around potentially dangerous chemicals can be as safe as possible. There are many aspects of the GHS system, each designed to ensure everyone working in these areas will have the information they need to make smart and safe ...

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Key Concepts of Lean Manufacturing

Companies that are thinking about implementing a lean manufacturing strategy will need to spend some time learning about what this system is, and how it works. Lean manufacturing is a very beneficial system that incorporates a number of different concepts to help reduce waste, improve efficiency, and provide benefits to the entire organization. To get started with this process, make sure to have a good understanding of the following concepts that will typically be used in any lean manufacturing implementation. ...

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What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing encompasses a broad array of industrial philosophies, concepts, and strategies. It can be intimidating to first-time learners. As a result, it can be hard to know where to start. We can help with that. This two-part blog series was created to give you an overview of Lean manufacturing and its foundational philosophies in a two digestible spoonfuls. Lean manufacturing is a business model that seeks to deliver high-quality products or services as efficiently as possible. Lean is: Eliminating waste ...

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