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Lean

Manufacturing

What is Lean Six Sigma?

What is lean six sigma? It is a methodology that looks to combine the benefits of the lean manufacturing process with the 6 Sigma statistical approaches.Continue reading at:Lean Process
Workforce

Lean Manufacturing: Respect Your People | Quality Magazine

Paul W. Critchley saw the power of lean as a plant manager at a growing medical device company. As the orders increased, every day the two-person shipping department struggled to make deadlines, getting in at 6:30 a.m. and rushing all day in order to make the UPS truck deadline at 5 p.m. Some days, the UPS driver would wait for them as they finished the last order. And then they’d go home, knowing they had to repeat the whole process the next day. It was . . .
Internet of Things

Move Over Lean Six Sigma, Here Come Smart Operations – GE Reports

The digital transformation of manufacturing is forcing industrial companies to get smart. A trend toward “Smart Operations” has become an industry-wide priority, like Lean Six Sigma was in the 1990s, argues Charlie Chung, senior marketing manager with UPS Supply Chain Solutions. What’s your company’s IQ? It sounds like an industrial-strength bad joke. But for manufacturers, …
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