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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 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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Why ERPs are not Maintenance Management Software

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is great at what it does. Unfortunately, that does not include being an intuitive data capture and workflow tool for your staff.     Some…

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5 ways to optimize your Preventative Maintenance operations overnight

  Better scheduling. Better data. Better insights. Preventive Maintenance programs strive to enhance the OEE and performance of machines. But what do you use to enhance the performance of your…

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5 tips on how to digitize your manufacturing operations

      “Digital transformation” continues to be a hot topic in manufacturing and organizations are either jumping on the bandwagon or getting woefully left behind.   All of this…

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