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The key to lean manufacturing

What is the key to lean manufacturing? Understanding the Kaizen. Manufacturing Automation said, "Lean manufacturing aims to eliminate waste and Kaizen focuses on creating an e...

There is strength in lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing can make your business stronger.  OEM Update said, "Lean manufacturing powerfully enables producers to navigate the changing market with precision and agili...

Why some people don't like change

Change is an essential part of growing as an industry and finding continued success. However, some people just don't like it.  Industry Week said, "Although mitigating resista...

How smartphones are being used for Industry 4.0

Have you started using smartphones on your floor? There are pros and cons. Engineering.com said, "Consumer smartphones are communication devices that include several built-in ...

Working on processes and outcomes

Lean manufacturing is a broad term that covers more than you might realize.  The Fabricator said, "Many leaders, managers, and even front-line employees get fixated on achievi...

Industry 4.0's effect on engineering

The manufacturing industry and the engineering field have always been connected - and industry 4.0 is changing both! IndustryWeek said, "The most promising emerging technologi...

Generalized technology vs. purpose-built

Generalized technologies are becoming more popular, in some cases they are actually replacing purpose-built options.  Forbes reported, "One of the core opportunities of Indust...

Industrial IoT Creates a New Value Stream for OEMs

  An issue in manufacturing that is singular to OEM is the speed with which they can respond with service to the machines, in the case of a failure. In the past, this has usua...

Notable inventions that led to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is a product of manufacturing's history and a few notable inventions.  The invention of the telephone changed the world - and it changed business considerably! Th...

Who is leading the charge?

Who is leading the charge when it comes to Industry 4.0? Assembly plants. Assembly Magazine said, "Factories of the future will feature advanced technology, such as additive m...