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.

Lean Quote: Start Your Lean Journey, Do What You Can

I am often asked when the best time to start your Lean Journey is. Well, the short answer is now.  There is never a convenient or inconvenient time for change. Sometime, I hear “we are not ready for lean”. This is a rather circular argument, because effectively what the management is saying is that business […]

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Daily Lean Tips Edition #69 (1026-1050)

Lean Tip #1036 – Leaders Can Enable By Committing Resources and Removing Roadblocks. Enable people to move forward in their work by committing appropriate resources, removing obstacles, helping them work across boundaries, and aligning processes, structure, and systems. Lean Tip #1037 – Help Employees Engage Others. Encourage those you work with to reach out and […]

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The Importance of Discovery

In the US we are celebrating Columbus Day which recognizes Christopher Columbus who discovered America. This is a good time to talk about the importance of discovery to Lean thinking.  Fundamentally, discovery is the act of detecting something new, or something “old” that had been unknown. Discoveries are often made due to questioning. Thinking is […]

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Lean Quote: Get Your Hands Dirty

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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Getting Up Again: Lessons from Skateboarding

Rodney Mullen is widely considered to be the most influential skateboarder in skateboarding history. He shares with humility and passion how the constant search for improvement has led to outstanding innovations and how we can all learn from lessons of great skateboarders. You may not think that skateboarding and success have much in common, but […]

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How Does Our Site Load This Fast?

Have you noticed how fast this site loads? Here’s a speed test I just ran: Go ahead and test it out, here are a few site speed testing services you can try: Pingdom Tools GTMetrix WebPageTest So what’s the secret sauce? Well it’s none other than SiteGround’s GoGeek hosting package. If you’ve been involved in […]

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Introducing the free Feed Creator Service

The Feed Creator is a tool that you can use to create RSS feeds from webpages that do not provide their own feed. Couple this with WP RSS Aggregator and you will be able to import content from virtually any page on the web! Best of all it’s easy to use! All you need is […]

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RSS and Duplicate Content – What You Need to Know

Really Simple Syndication, or as we call it – RSS, is one of the easiest methods of distributing and curating tons of content, across the Internet. From the reader’s perspective it’s a matter of adding the feed URL to the RSS reader and that’s it. For the publisher who’s using a Content Management System (CMS) […]

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RSS is Not Dead – Why RSS is Here to Stay

RSS as we all know is one of the oldest and most powerful weapons of mass content distribution for publishers and mass content consumption for readers. Launched back in 1999, RSS has seen a tremendous rise in the past decade. Since the dawn of social media and the boom of email marketing, RSS has been […]

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Full Text RSS Feeds Add-On Launched

We have some very exciting news for you today; the launch of our very own Full Text RSS Feeds service. This service will fetch the full content from feeds which only provide an excerpt by default. There are no limits on items per feed source and this service has been designed especially to work with […]

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