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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.


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What Lean Is Really All About

To the person who is recently introduced to it, Lean often appears to merely be a set of tools that helps improve quality and lower costs while making deliveries faster and more consistent. But in truth, the tools behind Lean are just solutions to a particular set of problems, and they will only stick around […]

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Lean Quote: Cure the Fear with Learning

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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Center of Gravity Method

I have given some examples of methods to determine the location of a business. The first method is the ranking procedure. And the second method is to break-even analysis. Now, I will try to explain about a third method, the center of gravity. Center of gravity method is a mathematical technique used to find the distribution center […]

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A Systems Perspective on Sustainability, Supply Chain Management- The Intelligent Choice

As we approach the mid-point in 2011, the tea leaves of the economic recovery have ‘sustainability’ in supply chain planning and management firming up as a key “rebuilding” block in company activities.  Two recent studies from two different continents bear that notion out.  First, consultancy BearingPoint Ireland has released a report which says two-thirds of […]

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Lean Quote: When You See a Job To Do, Do It

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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A Systems Perspective on Sustainability, Supply Chain Management- The Intelligent Choice

As we approach the mid-point in 2011, the tea leaves of the economic recovery have ‘sustainability’ in supply chain planning and management firming up as a key “rebuilding” block in company activities.  Two recent studies from two different continents bear that notion out.  First, consultancy BearingPoint Ireland has released a report which says two-thirds of […]

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“It Is Not Easy Being Green." Was Kermit Right?

Several weeks ago I attended the Annual Conference for the Women’s Presidents Organization in Vancouver, BC. One of our keynotes on the last day was Mae Jemison, and she pushed the group to think about our world environment and the impact our businesses are having on the world. She asked us if we were really […]

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Why Managers Are Bottlenecks

Quite often, whether on the shop floor or in the office, a process grinds to a halt when frontline employees have to go seek manager approval for something. Whether it is for spending that exceeds a prescribed threshold, when two employees want to swap work stations to stay fresh, or to sign off on a repaired product after a defect is corrected, if a manager is not immediately available, work flow is disrupted.

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Product-Focused Strategy

Product-Focused Strategy is the second type, from types of Process Strategies. The characteristics : facilities are organized by product, high volume, and low variety products. Where found : discrete unit manufacturing, continuous process manufacturing. Other names : line flow production or continuous production. Advantages : 1. Lower variable cost per unit 2. Lower but more specialized labor […]

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