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Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that strives to improve productivity and processes at all levels of the employee chain from the CEO to the assembly line workers. Kaizen, which means “improvement,” applies to manufacturing along with other industries such as banking and healthcare. C Tek explains the three main pillars of Kaizen and how…

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8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Lean manufacturing is the practice of minimizing waste in manufacturing without sacrificing productivity. The concept was first introduced by Toyota in the 1930s. While it has been perfected and adjusted over the years, its core philosophy and principles stay the same. Today’s model recognizes eight wastes that can interfere with…

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Lean manufacturing is a production method that’s used to minimize waste in a manufacturing system without impacting productivity. Over time, five core principles have been developed for lean manufacturing with the end goal of continually improving while fostering a respect for people and products. Ultimately, the pillars of lean manufacturing are intended to improve business…

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Lean manufacturing uses several steps to create an end product and boost a company’s bottom line. Lean manufacturing is used to reduce waste, which entails reducing cycle production time and lowering cost while producing less inventory. Essentially, lean manufacturing aims to meet each customer’s needs by creating quality products that are delivered on time and…

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C Tek Lean Solutions is one of many companies that has adopted lean manufacturing into its production cycle. C Tek proudly produces quality products while reducing waste. Like many people, you may wonder what makes lean manufacturing so successful. Is it the people behind the operations or the process itself?  Customer Satisfaction Drives Business Customer…

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Lean manufacturing is the practice of maximizing productivity without incurring waste. The concept was actually created by Toyota, but it applies to (and is used in) many industries around the world today, including C Tek Lean Solutions. From shoes to cars, these seven companies incorporate the tools, principles, and philosophy of lean manufacturing into their…

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We’ve revamped our product catalog page to make it easier for C Tek Lean Solutions’ customers to get quotes for the items they need.  Please click here to explore the changes. From there, you can browse our entire catalog or check the boxes on the left of the page to see only the brands and categories…

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Powder coating is a process in which a powder is sprayed, in a sealed spray booth, over a typically metal product or item. The product is then heated to a specific overall temperature of the item for the powder to melt which creates a solid, even, thicker coating of a protective film. There are also…

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When it comes to lean manufacturing there are eight ways that your company can experience waste that affects the bottom line. Many of these waste aspects can be fixed and C Tek Solutions is your answer to identifying and then answering waste problems in your production lines. We have the experience, knowledge, and talent to…

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Why High-Mix Assembly Is Imperative In today’s manufacturing world, there are two routes a business can take. The first is the high volume but low-mix assembly approach in which a business specializes in just a few products and focuses on maximizing the production of just those products. The other is the high-mix assembly approach in…

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“I used to always work in, like, warehouses, because if my boss gave me a rough time, I could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away from him.” -Bill Burr Many places across the country want to expand their business capacity, yet they do not have the room within their facilities. Furthermore,…

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“Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.” -Taiichi Ohno The first time I wrote an SOP, Standard Operating Procedure, it was long-winded. A step by step way to perform the process of each job within a process; too many words and no pictures of the process.…

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