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.

A Call For Shorter Meetings

No one likes long meetings or too many meetings for that matter.  Meeting efficiency is a frequent topic on this and many other sites. Recently in an article on LinkedIn Fast Company explored the 18 minute meeting. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that you cannot inspire people if you put them to sleep. But […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

If you ever wondered if you’re paid to talk about doing things rather than actually do them, you’re not alone. Many businesses suffer from the same ailment – stifling innovation by running good ideas through the ringer. Hours of meetings about the same topics and endless email chains can kill good ideas before they ever […]

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Celebrating 300 Single Point Lessons!

My friends at Fuss & O’Neil are celebrating a milestone, their 300th Single Point Lesson.  John Kravontka and team have been sharing an accumulation of best practices learned by other manufacturers over the course of many years. I am happy that they are letting me share this with you.  Below is an excerpt from John Kravontka […]

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Lean Quote: Make Work Fun

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Daily Lean Tips Edition #67 (1006-1020)

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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Happy Labor Day Worker!

For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. However, Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. Labor Day, an annual celebration […]

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Lean Quote: Walk In Our Shoes

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on […]

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Lean Roundup #63 – August, 2014

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of August, 2014.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. 3 Ways to React to Human Error – Mark Graban explains the typical reaction to human error and a better way to prevent the effects of human error. The CEO […]

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Jim Carrey on Fear, Failure, and Doing What You Love

In a recent commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management, actor and comedian Jim Carrey spoke about failure, fear, and why you should pursue something that you love. Fear of unknown, consequent failure and complacency are some of the major reasons for resisting change. There are some people out there who have no fear […]

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