Lean manufacturing isn't about just a few employees - it involves the whole team. Each employee knows their job far better than anyone else, and can spot the ways they could do their job more efficiently. There isn't necessarily a specific end goal to lean manufacturing. It's more of a change in thought, a commitment to constantly looking for ways to improve your processes. Getting the whole team on board and creating channels for them to voice their ideas is a great way to have everyone involved. That's part what we do with predictive maintenance. We're helping you continuously monitor your machines to reduce downtime, but we are also giving your employees on the floor the visibility they need to keep your manufacturing running smoother and leaner.
For a company in Chesterfield, Mo., it involved something as seemingly simple as attaching a trash can to an employee’s chair. For one in St. Louis, it meant leaving the cover off an electronic temperature controller. Read More