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Lean Manufacturing For The Job Shop

Lean practices are not just for predictable production. Here are the common-sense ways this low-volume job shop has implemented a leaner process.


Vertical Machining Centers For Volume Production

At this model plant for lean manufacturing, Parker Hannifin personnel became convinced that the simple approach was the strongest choice for the application. Part of the lesson learned at this plant is that the most difficult part of going lean may ...


Lean Manufacturing Shapes A Cell

A machining cell that seeks to optimize product flow may look very different from a cell that seeks to optimize a machining process.


Picture-Perfect Manufacturing

The vision of a production process with little or no waste is the inspiration behind lean manufacturing. Value stream mapping is a graphical tool that this contract manufacturer uses to create that vision.


Setup Reduction: At The Heart Of Lean Manufacturing

This shop cut average setup time nearly in half. Now small batches can move quickly through the production process, making the company more responsive to customer needs than ever before.


This Shop Really Shines...And Sorts, Simplifies, Standardizes And Sustains

The 5S principles are proving to be a powerful prelude and prerequisite to lean manufacturing at this aerospace job shop.


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