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How to reduce waste in E-commerce fulfillment?

How to reduce waste in E-commerce fulfillment?

E-commerce fulfillment is hail as a new wave because of its ability to offer an infinite variety of products at lower prices conveniently and efficiently to the customers. In which acknowledged as superior to the brick-and-mortar business model. With giants like Amazon embracing it (e.g., fulfillment by Amazon: FBA), it has been gaining momentum toRead more about How to reduce waste in E-commerce fulfillment?[…]

The What Why and how to optimize the Work in Progress (WIP)

The What Why and how to optimize the Work in Progress (WIP)

  The saying ‘what is not track is not manage’ would apply aptly to work in progress(WIP). For the reason that businesses tend to neglect tracking of the WIP on the factory floor, ostensibly due to their tendency to focus on other priorities, say, cost. It becomes challenging for such of them to manage it across theRead more about The What Why and how to optimize the Work in Progress (WIP)[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

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[…]

International Sourcing the upKaizen Method

International Sourcing the upKaizen Method

Sourcing for resources, from finished raw materials to finished products is a constantly evolving process. The internet has opened up a vast source of information that is actually more confusing and complex.  As such, modern sourcing, especially international sourcing, now requires a keen understanding of the complexities of the internet and how to filter outRead more about International Sourcing the upKaizen Method[…]