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Graham Immerman
July 30, 2018

One of the best ways to learn about lean manufacturing is to learn from those succeeding. Industry Week put together a slideshow to show you around a forklift plant in Ireland. They said, "From its green initiatives to its efficient use of space and laser focus on R&D, this plant highlights how to stay modern without the use of robots or IIoT." Click the link for a great slideshow containing photos of the plant!

Inside Ireland's Lean, Green Forklift PlantSource: http://www.industryweek.com

The verdant Irish countryside between Dublin and Belfast hides a brand new forklift factory expertly crafted to double production with lean operations and a mastery over efficient use of space. In April, I journeyed to Ireland to cover the opening of Combilift's new 500,000-ft² manufacturing facility, where they design and produce mass-customized material handling equipment. I wasn't familiar with the company until an invite hit my inbox, but the tour revealed this to be a true gem of lean manufacturing hidden here in the Emerald Isle's northern foothills. From its green initiatives to its efficient use of space and laser focus on R&D, this plant highlights how to stay modern without the use of robots or IIoT. Read More

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