Manufacturing

Some basics to implementing shop floor improvement programs

There are a number of programs that have helped businesses achieve growth with improved profitability.   Some programs are focused mainly on manufacturing such as Total Productive Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Quick Response Manufacturing.  There are other programs that are applicable to any business such as EOS, (Entrepreneurial...

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One of the basics of Total Productive Maintenance is cleaning

If you work for or are associated with a maintenance department, then you probably work on some sort of preventative maintenance program.   Total Productive Maintenance is a step up from preventative maintenance.   The lowest level of maintenance is “wait until something breaks”.    While initially it seems to require the...

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Don’t overlook packaging and shipping when considering cost reduction opportunities

Cost reduction in manufacturing is a matter of survival.   If your company doesn’t have an ongoing cost reduction and quality improvement program, then you may be out of business in the next few years. Many manufacturers are now adopting lean manufacturing or TQM principles and are constantly reviewing their manufacturing...

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Packnet offers Kanban services to local customers

In past blog posts, Packnet has written about lean manufacturing and designing special Kanban carts that match the specific manufacturing needs of our clients.   There have been numerous other posts about how custom packaging and crating solutions can support our client’s lean manufacturing initiatives. Packnet also offers Kanban delivery as...

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