MMS Online’s newly expanded Lean Manufacturing Zone includes both articles and video profiles about machining facilities that are succeeding at lean.
Modern Machine Shop editor-in-chief Mark Albert visited Richards Industries in Cincinnati, Ohio, interviewing personnel there about three very different lean cells in this facility. See all three videos.
In another video, Chris Koepfer of Production Machining magazine interviews precision turned parts supplier Vanamatic about the various ways this company makes lean work within a screw-machine environment.
Other resources in this zone include articles on lean-manufacturing concepts such as 5S, setup reduction, value-stream mapping, cells and chaku-chaku—as well as a variety of articles specifically focused on lean in the job shop. To visit the Lean Manufacturing Zone, go to www.mmsonline.com/lean.