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You Don’t Need More Space

I’ve been on numerous plants tours over the past few decades. Eventually the tour winds up in either the warehouse or stockroom or both. At some point, I’ll ask whether they’re tight on space and inevitably the answer will be something like “always”, or “we never have enough”, or the real killer “yes, but we…

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From Lean to “Operational Excellence”

The ‘Lean’ methodology originally applied to manufacturing and design processes, as ‘Lean manufacturing’ was championed by the pre-eminent American, Dr Edwards Deming. In the post war boom years, US industry shunned Deming’s work, so Deming transported his methods and concepts to the fledgling Japanese auto manufacturers. Deming’s early Lean methodologies focused mainly around the application…