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How to reduce the setup time in your production line

How to reduce the setup time in your production line

Before getting into details of ‘how to reduce the setup time in your production line,’ which is the objective of this article, it is necessary to understand what ‘set up time’ in this context means. Setup time is the time taken to prepare your manufacturing process, which acts as a system for the production. ItRead more about How to reduce the setup time in your production line[…]

How does fulfillment in Supply Chain Work?

How does fulfillment in Supply Chain Work?

  Gearing up the businesses with improved product fulfillment operations enhances the reliability of your supply chain operations. It paves the way for an increase in the profitability as it brings about streamlining of processes at reduced costs. It is then natural that we need to have an understanding of how fulfillment works in theRead more about How does fulfillment in Supply Chain Work?[…]

How to implement six sigma methodology in small and middle-sized companies

How to implement six sigma methodology in small and middle-sized companies

Ever since the continuous quality improvement became the buzzword, there started to appear several quality improvement initiatives, for example, TQC, TQM, etc. A limitation witnessed in them is that these approaches did not orient themselves towards specific goals on how companies can attain zero defective manufacturing. To a great extent, this deficiency has overcome withRead more about How to implement six sigma methodology in small and middle-sized companies[…]

What does Kaizen means and why implement it in your Business

What does Kaizen means and why implement it in your Business

  Producing quality product at competitive prices have become the mantra for the modern businesses for them to not only to survive but thrive. To do that, they have to open up themselves to a global market place, where the customers fish out for goods and services that meet their expectations and enable them toRead more about What does Kaizen means and why implement it in your Business[…]

7 Kaizen tools to reduce waste and improve Lean Process

7 Kaizen tools to reduce waste and improve Lean Process

The ultimate goal of applying lean tools in your manufacturing process is to eliminate the seven wastes. It is essential to understand how each one of the devices would help in facilitating and achieving the process of optimization. The objective of this article is to explain how your team’s time and the resources can putRead more about 7 Kaizen tools to reduce waste and improve Lean Process[…]

What Causes Production Losses in Manufacturing and How to Avoid Them

What Causes Production Losses in Manufacturing and How to Avoid Them

Whether you are involved in a small, medium and/or large scale manufacturing business, production losses can disrupt your schedules and adversely impact the delivery to the customers. This can result either in reduced profitability or even in losses. The good news, however, is that you can take measures to arrest the losses and or maximizeRead more about What Causes Production Losses in Manufacturing and How to Avoid Them[…]

The What How and Why of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

The What How and Why of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Overall equipment effectiveness, (OEE) can be used as a key performance indicator, (KPI) in Total Productive Maintenance, (TPM) and Lean Manufacturing Programmes, (LMP) as it provides the bigger picture of how well the equipment in your plant is functioning. This can be used as a signal to determine where to focus on improvement activity. FromRead more about The What How and Why of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)[…]

Cost reduction within your Transport using Kaizen Principles

Cost reduction within your Transport using Kaizen Principles

  Businesses are bound to come under stress if they cannot cost-effectively utilize their assets. The role of supply chain management and the principles and tools covering it; for instance, Kaizen is to reduce the wastages in assets and improve their performance. Transportation is one of the critical and vital logistics support, which your factoryRead more about Cost reduction within your Transport using Kaizen Principles[…]

Reduce Your Warehouse Cost by using Kaizen Principles

Reduce Your Warehouse Cost by using Kaizen Principles

  Keywords: WAREHOUSE, KAIZEN, REDUCE, COST, WASTE, MATERIAL, Kaizen Principles, OPERATION, PROCESS, PRODUCTION.LAYOUT PLANNING We have seen in our previous article, wherein we have described  Kaizen focuses on eliminating the 7 types of wastes, (also known as 7 deadly wastes), VIZ: overproduction, (producing more than what has been scheduled) waiting (poor balance of work leadingRead more about Reduce Your Warehouse Cost by using Kaizen Principles[…]

How Kaizen Principles can reduce cost within your Factory

How Kaizen Principles can reduce cost within your Factory

KEYWORDS: THE KAIZEN PRINCIPLES, BUSINESS PROBLEMS, WASTE, PROCESS, APPLY THE PRINCIPLES, AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY, SHEET WASTE, EMPLOYEES The Japanese term Kaizen is a combination of two words, ‘Kai’ meaning ‘change’ and ‘Zen’ conveying ‘good.’ The belief of Japanese in the philosophy of ‘continuous improvement’ to remain globally competitive drove them to apply the principles of KaizenRead more about How Kaizen Principles can reduce cost within your Factory[…]