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.

ValueStreaming

Consumers have unprecedented opportunity to be active shapers of the products and services they buy and use, rather than passive receivers, taking whatever companies provide.  Apples most recent litmus test on corporate social responsibility with its key Chinese supply chain manufacturing partner, Foxconn, and resulting consumer outcry is but just one example of the power […]

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Daily Lean Tips Edition #75 (1126-1140)

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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“Successful Lean Teams” in Boston

Two of my favorite Lean thinkers and practitioners are coming to my area to do a Lean workshop and I wanted to share this with you. Both have been contributors and subject of many posts on this blog. If you are available this is a wonderful opportunity to meet them and learn a little from […]

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Lean Quote: Leadership Starts With A Positive Attitude

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 #69 – February, 2015

A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of February, 2015.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here. Knowledge, Personality, and Persuasive Power – John Hunter says these traits provide an understanding how to influence your organization. The Economic Benefits of Lean – Bob Emiliani explains that Lean […]

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Lean Is Like LEGOS: You Build It Brick By Brick

Who doesn’t love LEGOS? It’s fun, it’s practical, and…it’s philosophical. Approach Lean like a LEGO project: brick by brick. “Today I want you to stop worrying about that final plan, and instead focus on just putting the next LEGO brick in the right spot. THAT’S IT.” That’s pretty much how you build with LEGO. One […]

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Lean Quote: Leaders Must Spread Hope To Employees

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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You Can’t Inspect in Quality

Unfortunately, there are not enough organizations that understand quality. Quality is not additive or final. It must go beyond the product or service. We cannot add it at the end of the line or inspect it into the product. At best that is only a false sense of security. If we want a quality product […]

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5 Tips for Implementing 5S

5S is a process and method for creating and maintaining an organized, clean, and high performance workplace.  It enables anyone to distinguish between normal and abnormal conditions at a glance.  5S can be the foundation for continuous improvement, zero defects, cost reductions and a more productive work space.  The 5S methodology is a systematic way […]

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Lean Quote: Lean Goes Beyond Tools To Challenge Thinking

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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