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Lean Manufacturing Objectives

Lean Manufacturing Objectives

The three main objectives of Lean Manufacturing are Quality, Cost, and Delivery. Quality: Increasing the quality level of a production system means reducing the number of errors, repairs and rejects. The result is less unnecessary usage of company resources and therefore lower total operating costs. Cost: The production process inherits many costs; beginning with human resources, equipment and raw materials, all the way up to the finished product. Productivity increases when a given of resources generates more finished goods at the end of the process, or, conversely, when less initial resources are needed to yield the same volume of finished...
on May 17, 2017
The Lean Manufacturing House

The Lean Manufacturing House

There are three main problems in any production system: Waste (Muda) Instability Variability (Mura) The problems negatively affect your company's efficiency by reducing quality, raising costs and increasing delivery times. The result is a lower Return on Investment (ROI) for your business. The Lean Manufacturing House was established by the founders of Lean as a symbolic representation of the lean principles and how they coexist. (1) Waste (2) Continuous improvement (3) Sequencing (4) Stop and notify errors The foundation of the Lean Manufacturing House is stability. When applied to a production system, this refers to team stability, standardized work methods,...
on May 05, 2017
Benefits of Lean Manufacturing

Benefits of Lean Manufacturing

The benefits of implementing Lean Manufacturing can affect a company in industrial, commercial and financial terms. What would be the result of your company doubling or tripling productivity? Delivery times would be cut significantly, while reducing inventory at the same time. You would cut rejects by half. You can achieve near 100% reliable delivery times. You could achieve a 60% increase in machine availability with no additional investment.  What would this mean to your customers, employees and shareholders? The result of Lean Manufacturing is becoming a Lean Company; an organization that combines flexible production and the ability to respond to...
on March 02, 2017
Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

Across all industries, Lean Manufacturing is the proven path to improved quality, lower costs and shorter delivery times. At IPS Material Handling Inc, we use our industry experience and expertise, along with our Ecoflex line of products to provide companies in all industries the ideal tools required to implement the idea of lean in every manufacturing environment. Throughout this series of educational articles, discover Lean Manufacturing and how IPS can help your company reduce mudas and implement kaizen and the lean spirit in your facility through the use of Ecoflex. What is Lean Manufacturing? Lean manufacturing, lean production, or simply, "Lean,"...
on March 02, 2017
Kaizen in Practice

Kaizen in Practice

The Kaizen attitude requires a desire to improve and a willingness to accept changes.  This means a continuous effort to find and eliminate Muda and a willingness to improve using a simple three stage process: Identify the Muda, isolate the problem, and eliminate it. Continuous improvement means creating standardized work for best practice and then improving it continually. Ecoflex is therefore a tool for implementing Kaizen. Kaizen can be seen in any production facility using the Ecoflex system. The minimum of space is being used and the transition to small containers has been made. The lines are in U-shape configuration...
on February 08, 2017
Continuous Lean Development

Continuous Lean Development

By principle, Lean Manufacturing is never fixed; it is continuously improving and developing through the creativity of its users. For example, the following diagram illustrates a Lean production environment who has already implemented the Ecoflex system for its material handling solution, creating increased productivity and efficiency at the line side. However, even still, small mudas remain; (1) muda of waiting for parts to arrive and transportation using the small train. Also (2) motion in determining and selecting parts from the racks, and inventory being stored on the line side.    Source: Vision-Lean Creating an advanced Lean solution with Ecoflex Once...
on January 23, 2017
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