WHY SOME TEAMS MISS THE MARK WHEN GOING LEAN

Lean management and manufacturing processes can help an organization improve its productivity and revenue by 40 to 60 percent in a short time. Improperly implemented, it can hurt the firm. You can ensure proper implementation by recognizing the mistakes others have made that didn’t lead to success and planning around those. Key Terms In any…

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6 CUSTOM CARTS FOR INCREASED FLOOR PRODUCTIVITY

Types of Carts Carts let you move large or small items easily throughout the work floor. This lets you increase material productivity and enhance safety by eliminating or reducing an employee’s need to bend, lift, or twist – the three main causes of work place injuries. Carts come in various sizes and designs to suit…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEAN MANUFACTURING

Lean manufacturing combines the leading thought and line processes with the most successful business philosophies. While lean benefits from worldwide learning examples, this process of waste reduction and efficiency building usually focuses on the Japanese management philosophy of kaizen and the 1980s Toyota line processes. Not Just Manufacturing While most commonly associated with manufacturing, these…

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO WHEN PRACTICING LEAN SOLUTIONS

Sometimes, following directions proves the easiest way to do something. Of course, as important as the “dos” are to any undertaking, so are the “don’ts.” This proves true when practicing lean solutions. Though the practice of lean solutions has developed in the past 25 years, their core tenet remains the same: simultaneously maximize customer value…

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SIGNS THAT YOUR WORK FLOOR NEEDS AN UPDATE

You probably implemented Lean Management and Lean Solutions to reduce waste and boost productivity. This implementation can also benefit your workplace safety. Waste of any kind, whether related to materials or excess operator movement, wastes money. It can also reduce safety. Your work floor visually represents your material handling, your safety procedures and your management…

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TOOLS EVERYONE IN THE LEAN INDUSTRY SHOULD BE USING

Lean Solutions Tools Businesses of all sizes, within every industry, are always looking for innovative ways in which they can maximize productivity, reduce cost, and make their operation as efficient as possible; lean solutions will do just that. Practicing lean solutions enhance the productivity and safety of workplaces, with a particular focus on the manufacturing…

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YOUR GUIDE TO LEAN SOLUTIONS

In this ultra-competitive marketplace, every business is looking for the “edge.”  Regardless of your company’s size, industry, or geography, implementing a lean mentality and process design will help your team excel against your competition. It’s a mentality, culture, and way of business that helps you get to the next level. Businesses that implement these solutions often experience…

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4 BENEFITS OF AN ON-SITE VISIT

Getting Ready for Company Implementing “lean” is a journey. Many employees will be unsure how this process will impact their activities — open and candid conversations will uncover opportunities on how lean can improve their efficiency and job satisfaction. We find many of our partners prefer us to assist in this “discovery phase”. During a…

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GOING LEAN!

The Choice Your competition continues to evolve, and to compete, we all must drive continuous improvement.  Many may not realize the quick return on investment lean solutions have on an operation, or if applying such solutions is right for their application or industry. How can going lean drastically improve the overall work flow? Without properly…

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HOW C TEK CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR LEAN GOALS

What We Do You may wonder how a company based in North Carolina can provide lean solutions to industries across North America. It’s simple: we practice what we preach. C Tek Lean Solutions is no different from many businesses in our field, consisting of a bustling work floor, productive office front, and a creative design…

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