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 achieving outcomes. That might be OK in the short term, but it becomes a problem in the long term. Improvement does not come from getting everyone focused only on outcomes."
Don't just focus on those outcomes - focus on the processes that lead to them. Lean manufacturing can help you streamline those processes for higher efficiency!
If your routing consists of burning, bending, and welding, you’d focus on the process by measuring the on-time performance of the burn operation, managing the changeovers on the press brake to continually drive out the non-value-added changeover time, and verify that standard work (heats, feeds, speeds, and sequences) is being followed to reduce variation.How many times have you found yourself in a production or staff meeting only to be berated by someone higher up because a shipment was late or extra resources were expended to get the order to the customer on time?Read More
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