Manufacturing management

Why Automation is Key to Navigating Manufacturing Supply Chains

By |June 20th, 2023|

A single broken link in a production line or supply chain can grind everything to a halt and create a cascade of delays, fees, and lost opportunities. Digitization of manufacturing processes and supply chain management was an early tactic to limit this harm. As manufacturers continue to modernize lines

How to Run a Virtual Gemba Walk with Your Remote Team

By |February 17th, 2022|

An interesting landscape in the manufacturing scene is unfolding. Operating in a pandemic has forced manufacturing teams to rethink how they work. It’s very common for operators and workers to discuss face-to-face on a production floor, especially when there is a problem in the line or a machine. They

Takt Time: What is it and Why is it Important?

By |April 27th, 2021|

In business, we consider time as a very important commodity. To improve your productivity, optimizing the use of your time is essential. When it comes to understanding your team’s capacity to deliver products continuously, you need to know how to measure the amount of time spent on creating each

How to Implement Kanban in Manufacturing

By |February 21st, 2020|

We’ve already talked about Kanban many times, so I’m not going to explain what it is again. But if you need a refresher on the basics, feel free to read this Step by Step Guide to the Kanban system first. J Since Kanban originates in the production floors of the

5 Kanban Board Examples for Manufacturing

By |February 7th, 2020|

If you’re not new to Kanban, you know how it originated from the automotive manufacturing industry in Japan. From its roots in the manufacturing industry, we know today has since evolved into full-blown process management and improvement technique. It’s no longer just used to manage parts and stock levels