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Implementing Kaizen in Electronic Manufacturing Services

Posted by Tom Barczak on Jan 10, 2019 4:51:23 PM

Becoming Fluent in Efficiency 

Sometimes you need to follow specific steps to help you eliminate unnecessary steps you may have been employing. One well known and effective lean approach that provides this type of transformative guidance is kaizen. Kaizen combines philosophy and action (with solution-finding workshops referred to as events) to create continuous improvement.

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Electronic Manufacturing Service Provider

Lean Manufacturing Training for Electronic Services Provider

Posted by Tom Barczak on Dec 14, 2018 11:10:51 AM

Operational Excellence Programs from MassMEP 

We recently participated in a workshop that resides under MassMEP’s (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) “Operational Excellence” programs, which addresses lean methodologies. The goal of these programs is to add in-depth knowledge, expertise, and business acumen to our entire team, enabling us to position ourselves for continued success as part of the “next-generation” manufacturing community. Using a grant to fund the training, 35 of us participated in this “Principles of Lean Manufacturing” workshop. 

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Topics: Interconnect Solutions, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Electronic Manufacturing Service Provider

Lean Manufacturing Mindsets to Improve Your Factory

Posted by Tom Barczak on Oct 23, 2017 3:16:17 PM

Implement Lean Principles on Your Production Floor

Studying the principles of lean manufacturing in classes and workshops, and through projects creating lean practices cannot, alone, prepare you for success. In the many years I have been involved with lean practices—on the ground, in manufacturing plants—there are three factors that make all the difference when implementing lean strategies.

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement

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