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Funding creates difficulty in maintenance work

November 26, 2014

Where should the money come from, those involved in all styles of maintenance management often wonder. Continue reading

Business owner implements lean in life and business
The entire company of Pedestal Source, a high-end pedestal manufacturing company, didn't jump aboard the lean trend for years, but after successfully implementing the strategy, leaders say it has been one of the greatest business decisions.

June 11, 2014

The entire company of Pedestal Source, a high-end pedestal manufacturing company, didn’t jump aboard the lean trend for years, but after successfully implementing the strategy, leaders say it has been one of the greatest business decisions. Continue reading

Lean helping cleanup old software development practices
Lean helping cleanup old software development practices

June 10, 2014

Lean manufacturing, which focuses on eliminating waste and boosting uptime wherever possible, has already helped those in the manufacturing industry significantly improve productivity and their bottom lines. Continue reading

Lean operations helping manufacturers toward a brighter future
Lean operations helping manufacturers toward a brighter future

December 4, 2013

Lean operations is an important part of many company’s efforts around the globe. In order to keep costs down – especially in the difficult financial times that followed what analysts dubbed “The Great Recession” – many companies explored cost cutting efforts in a variety of ways. Continue reading

Vigilant maintenance keeps operations set in case of emergency
Vigilant maintenance keeps operations set in case of emergency

November 12, 2013

Unexpected emergencies are a great enemy of those involved in maintenance – any number of outside problems can suddenly cause an entity to fall behind in their most prioritized projects, showing the need for constant vigilance during routine times. Continue reading

Companies looking to lean operations must embrace technology
Companies looking to lean operations must embrace technology

October 29, 2013

Lean operations is an important philosophy for many firms, especially manufacturers. It requires companies to operate the highest efficiency level possible – and in many ways, embracing the latest technological tools is a useful part of the way most businesses approach the effort. Continue reading

Computerized maintenance management systems help meet unconventional challenges
Computerized maintenance management systems help meet unconventional challenges

September 19, 2013

Maintenance requires a great deal of work on a variety of projects, and often it can be difficult to stay atop all of the tasks. Continue reading

Diamond mining company sparkles as it implements lean
Diamond mining company sparkles as it implements lean

February 19, 2013

-Lean operations have spread from the manufacturing floor at Toyota to warehouses and distribution centers all over there world. The operations strategy has been used in several industries as managers continue to develop the model to make it fit their needs, and now, the mining industry is getting in on the lean action. Continue reading

Manufacturing firm spendsĀ $12 million on facilities improvements
Manufacturing firm spends $12 million on facilities improvements

February 12, 2013

Portola Packaging, which has facilities throughout the country, recently announced it plans to spend $12 million on a capital expenditure project to better prepare some of its operations for higher demand for its services. Continue reading

Lean practices grab attention of IT, manufacturing companies
Lean practices grab attention of IT, manufacturing companies

December 10, 2012

Lean manufacturing is continuing to gain steam, and as the benefits unfold and companies report huge savings after implementing lean operations, more firms are starting to adopt the system. Continue reading

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