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4 ways to reduce waste from your Continuous Improvement process

Kaizen is the process of incrementally improving processes by eliminating “waste”. Small improvements over time can have a huge impact on productivity and the bottom line. Waste can come in…

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3 ways to get operators more involved in maintenance

Creating an autonomous maintenance program is a great way to increase machine up-time and focus on more strategic machine maintenance programs. Getting the operators involved in clean, inspect and lubricate…

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How to Digitize Construction Site Audits

As a general rule, a supervisor or competent person must inspect a construction site at least once per week to ensure that the site does not reasonably endanger workers. Construction…

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How to Digitize Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Reports

Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Reports are necessary and useful, however, they can be missed or “pencil whipped” frequently by staff who want to get out on the road quickly. Staff grumble…

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The Effect Of Blockchain Technology In The Manufacturing Industry

Blockchain. That’s been a popular word in recent years, predominantly associated with Bitcoin currency. An initiated few know what blockchain technology is and how it works. Because of its associations with…

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What is Lean Manufacturing?

In short, lean manufacturing is a continuous improvement philosophy promoting system-wide efficiency. Indeed, this system values balanced productivity that harmonizes across the entire value chain. If a particular line is…

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What is World Class Manufacturing?

An excellent overview of WCM can be found at Better-Operations.com https://better-operations.com/2013/05/22/world-class-manufacturing-at-chrysler-and-fiat/ The World Class Manufacturing programme at Chrysler, Fiat & Co. – better operations The company-specific production system ( XPS)…

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ArcelorMittal Poland deploys WCM methodology

Bożena Gajdzik, in his white paper, does an excellent job in outlining the processes used by ArcelorMittal Poland to deploy Total Productive Maintenance and WCM within their factory. I have taken…

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How to Engage Operators in Total Productive Maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance

  Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a strategy that dictates that everyone in a facility should participate in maintenance, rather than just the maintenance team. This approach uses the skills…

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5 ways to optimize your Time-Based Maintenance (TBM) program

Time-based maintenance (TBM), as the name suggests, is maintenance performed on equipment based on a schedule. TBM maintenance is planned maintenance, as it must be scheduled in advance, which means…

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