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Benjamin Franklin's Daily Schedule For Productivity Was Rigorous

Benjamin Franklin didn't become one of history's greatest inventors just by sitting around. His daily schedule was pretty intense. This meticulous …

Productivity

Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I Use?

This curated post is by Cauri, Instructor at Rhubarb Studios, Los AngelesThe post Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I …

Design Thinking

“Los sindicatos deben empezar a enfrentar los retos que plantean las nuevas tecnologías”

MADRID.- La era de la información abre nuevos desafíos en todos los campos. Uno de ellos el del trabajo. Un asunto que han analizado para <i>En Clave</i> …

Las baterías no van a durar más, pero se cargarán rapidísimo

Mazda recalls 70,000 cars in the US for fire risk

Fuel leaks are never good.<p>A fuel leak won't just inconvenience you by slowly draining your tank -- it has the potential to start a devastating fire. That's the reason behind Mazda's latest recall.<p>Mazda issued a recall covering 69,447 examples of its RX-8 sports car. The affected RX-8s have model …

Mazda

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Lean and Big Data: How Manufacturing Is Getting Even Leaner

Written by Izzy Griffin-Smith on 20.09.2016 in Future Manufacturing, lean-manufacturing<p><b>According to McKinsey & Co., big data could be worth tens of</b> …

Leaning on Suppliers: The Push to Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing continues to gain momentum but it can't happen overnight. Is it possible to compel suppliers to get on board?

Lean Manufacturing

How To Use Lean Manufacturing And 6 Sigma To Run Your Household

So you’ve finally found the right sticker/candy/technology time/outright bribery combination to get your kid to pitch in with the household chores. …

Safety and Quality: 'Must Have' Metrics for Continuous Improvement

In my last article, and the first in our series on metrics, I made three key points:<p>Embrace the notion that most factories are cost centers.<br>• Create …

Stop the Line: How Lean Principles Safeguard Quality

Learn why LeanKit chooses to stop the line when critical issues arise -- to assess and resolve the issue, and learn to prevent them from …

Management

Are You Incorporating These Lean Manufacturing Best Practices?

According to the originators of Lean Manufacturing methodology, the five fundamental principles revolve around adding value to products and services, …

Ford Is Pouring Millions Into a New Technology Center

Ford Motor is investing 13 billion rupees ($195 million) over the next five years in a technology and business center in the Indian city of Chennai …

Innovation

From Excel spreadsheets to automation and robots: One biotech company's journey of IT discovery

Horizon Discovery has just embarked on a massive overhaul of the IT estate underpinning its commercial operations. Now, it plans to do the same for …

Benefits of 5S Lean Visual Management

When implementing a 5S lean visual management programme it is often necessary to explain the benefits that it will bring. Sometimes this is necessary …

Steps towards Industry 4.0: An interview with some of Germany’s leading textile machinery manufacturers

In the run-up to ITMA ASIA 2016, Mr Nicolai Strauch, Press Officer VDMA Textile Machinery, spoke to VDMA member companies exhibiting in Shanghai in …

Claves para la reindustrialización

En los últimos tiempos se está hablando de la necesidad de un proceso de reindustrialización, algo que considero que es imprescindible a la hora de …

Volkswagen Supplier Relations Failure

In the last months, there has been an unprecedented power struggle between Volkswagen and its suppliers. Two of the suppliers stopped delivering, …

Tesla Model 3: Tesla’s robot supplier vows to do everything it can to bring up production line on time

Encouraged by the strong demand for reservations, Tesla is currently betting everything on its Model 3 vehicle program and even raising more money to plow into the effort. The automaker is aiming to bring the $35,000 all-electric sedan to production (July 2017) just 12 months after “pencil down” on …

Kaizen: 10 Steps to Continuous Improvement

<b>Life Excellence Newsletter Edition of 5/9/2001</b><p><i>How to apply the concept of "kaizen" in your life.</i><p>Table of …

Is Your Visual Management Board Doomed to Fail?

One way to avoid failure is to consider a software solution that supports continuous improvement and visual management.

Using Value Stream Mapping For Continuous Improvement

Hear Pauly Comtois, VP DevOps at the Hearst Corporation, share how he is instilling DevOps culture and practices across 10 business units to deliver …

Continuous improvement of continuous processes

How ISA106 and procedural automation work to extend the benefits of batch standardization to continuous operations.

Intelligence

Agile Tools and Approaches

You've heard of Agile and how much it can do to a project's success and to overall company efficiency.<p>Now, you'd like to go ahead and test it in your …

Thinking Lean: Four Keys to Trim Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing isn’t something manufacturers can achieve overnight; and it’s certainly not a one-and-done process executed in a vacuum. To the …

Lean Manufacturing Synchrono eKanban Pull-Based Inventory Replenishment Software for Supply Chain Collaboration - Press Release

Most discrete manufacturers are willing to admit that their Lean Manufacturing programs are not as effective as possible. Rarely is throughput …

32 Essential Lean Manufacturing Tools

When you hear "lean manufacturing," you have your own world view of what it means. Every lean manufacturing consultant offers expertise but few will …

Agile Vs. Lean: Yeah Yeah, What’s the Difference?

Is Agile the same as Lean? When people say “agile” do they really mean Scrum? Or do people still use different types of agile – and if so, why?<p>Been …