Category Archives: Lean Manufacturing

A Vision For Michigan

by Jerry Scrivo, Vice President The Michigan economy will revive to full vigor by 2015. This will occur because unemployed persons will become entrepreneurs, find jobs with companies that are growing and prospering or leave Michigan for jobs elsewhere. This … Continue reading

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A Great Opportunity! (Improving New Business Proposals)

A Great Opportunity! (Improving New Business Proposals) By Jerry Scrivo, Manufacturing Specialist, eTurboTools  When receiving a request for quote (RFQ), you have an opportunity to gain additional sales. An RFQ is evidence that the requestor is interested in doing business … Continue reading

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Eight Wastes Continued…#4 through 8

4.    Non-Value Added Processing – Performing work on the product for which customers aren’t willing to pay Many times in the production process, “work” is being done for no known reason.  When asked why such activity is going on, a … Continue reading

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Project Management- As It Ought To Be

Project Management- As It Ought To Be by Brian Kritchabaum Most of us are beyond the point where we believe that successful project management can be accomplished by following a formula or merely using the right system. It’s not that … Continue reading

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Statistical Tools for Everyone

Statistical Tools for Everyone By Jerry V. Scrivo The fastest way to achieving continuous improvement is to get statistical tracking down to the operator level.   Too often we rely on overly complex systems.  Six Sigma, Total Quality Management and Statistical … Continue reading

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Technology Consulting in Today’s Business Environment

Technology Consulting in Today’s Business Environment by Dennis Fisher The consulting business consists of major international name brand consultants and thousands of small consulting organizations and individual consultants.  Consultants commonly graduate from industrial companies. Consulting is the application of talents, … Continue reading

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Selling, Setting Up, and Facilitating a Goals Day

Goals Day: Selling, Setting Up and Facilitating by Royd Buchele Selling the Goals Day The Goals Day is often a first step with a new client. While we suggest that ideally the first step should be creation of the Vision … Continue reading

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Summary of Kaizen Team Approach

Summary-Kaizen Team Approach By Chuck Davis, Sr.        Obtain management commitment and Support – whatever cost data are conveniently available from the accounting system. Use this information to gain management support to make a full cost of quality study.  Establish and train … Continue reading

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 Quality Cost Kaizen  Chuck Davis Sr.  MCN Inc. Most companies are not aware of how costly poor quality is to their bottom line. Do these three things, starting tomorrow, and see your costs of poor quality improve your bottom line … Continue reading

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Waste #3, Transportation (Are the 8 Wastes Destroying Your Profits?)

Are the 8 Wastes destroying your profits? by Brian Kritchbaum Understanding the 8 wastes is the foundation of lean thinking. Without this detailed comprehension, you will not be able to see the wastes being generated in your business, and without … Continue reading

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