Welcome to BlogNotions' Manufacturers Blog

The BlogNotions Manufacturers Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the manufacturing industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used during manufacturing production, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices for industrial safety, economic implications, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Recognition: Best Leadership Communication Posts

Communication skills within an organization are vitally important to their success. Marci Reynolds of The Operations Blog recently published a list of the 10 Best Leadership Communication Posts from 2016.  A Lean Journey’s post Communication is the Glue made the top of the list.  Leadership Communication: Image by by Stuart Miles, FreeDigitalPhotos.net From Marci: I believe that […]

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Seven Best Poka-Yoke Devices

Generally the most effective way to achieve quality is to avoid having defects in the first place. It is much less costly to prevent a problem from ever happening than it is to find and correct the problem after it has occurred. Focusing on prevention activities whose purpose is to reduce the number of defects […]

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Lean Do’s and Don’ts

Implementing Lean, or any change initiative is difficult.  If it wasn’t, everyone would be doing it, and they’re not. Lean is not easy. It’s not easy to understand. It’s not easy to implement. And it’s especially not easy to sustain. But anyone who has embarked on a so-called lean journey already knows this. Lean, in […]

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Recognition: Top 10 Management Improvement Blogs

John Hunter with Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog recently ranked the top management improvement blogs. A Lean Journey was ranked 10 out of 43 blogs. John created a ranking of top management improvement blogs for fun. There is no way to objectively rate blogs by how worthy or valuable they are. He just wanted to […]

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Lean Roundup #86 – July, 2016

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of July, 2016.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. Consult with Humility – Bruce Hamilton explains his philosophy teach what you know, but don’t pretend to teach what you don’t, always be a student. The Call and the Response- […]

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Lean Tips Edition #98 (Tip# 1471-1485)

For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledge tidbits about Lean to […]

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Six Principles of Mistake Proofing

Some may say that it’s impossible to eliminate mistakes. And they are right; it is, most of the time. But, to be honest, they are missing the point. Poka yoke, or mistake proofing, describes any behavior changing constraint that is built into a process to prevent an incorrect operation or act occurring.  The three aims […]

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