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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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Standard Operating Procedure Chart

“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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The ultimate goal of Lean is to have one-piece flow and zero inventory in the system. Though this may never be achieved within the system, this is the pursuit of perfection by those who practice Lean. The purpose of this is to have the ultimate respect for people by giving them the leadership to learn…

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When deciding to utilize modular pipe & joint systems for the first time OR if you are looking for new cost-effective and compatible alternatives to existing suppliers such as Creform, National Integrated Systems (NISAMERICA) or Trilogiq, you may want to consider C Tek’s Competitive Advantages: C Tek Experienced Ownership, Sales & Design Teams:  C Tek…

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Written by Jason Haines Around six months ago I was introduced to C Tek Lean Solutions and their products that provide the ability to build carts, workstations, and many other products to fit your facility and its processes. If only I had known about them back when I worked at an essential oil plant! Instead…

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Written by Jason Haines Many companies have invested in machines and computer programs that have assisted to automate their processes to grow their businesses. These investments have led them to produce more than ever before and find ways to fulfill the customer demands at a higher pace than they ever imagined. Whether a new machine…

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Written by Jason Haines The ultimate goal of installing Lean Manufacturing into any facility is to have no inventory and create a One-Piece Flow system that will ultimately show respect for all people in an organization. You may never reach any inventory and full One-Piece Flow, but companies will bring a culture of respect for…

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Over the year’s organizations have tried to implement Lean into their businesses and failed or stopped moving forward with the program. Most of the time you hear the same old excuses, “we tried that here and it just didn’t stick”, or “we were to busy to ever make the change”. There is a multitude of…

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Written by Jason Haines So, what is Lean management? What are the key ideas behind it and why is it so hard for companies to implement into their businesses? The definition of Lean Management is as follows: a technique developed with the aim of minimizing the process of waste and maximizing the value of the product or…

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C Tek MODEX 2018

Written by Jason Haines Often when people hear the term Lean, they believe it applies strictly to manufacturing and no other type of industry. When a place is told that Lean is being introduced, the first thought of many is to think it will not work. Most of the time it won’t work, but that…

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Written by Jason Haines Over the years many companies have started to eliminate wastes from their processes with a mixed bag of successful and unsuccessful attempts. Many times, the unsuccessful attempts have been due to the misunderstanding of how to eliminate wastes from the process the correct way. It is not typically that people do…

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Written by Jason Haines “The slower but consistent tortoise causes less waste and is more desirable than the speedy hare that races ahead then stops occasionally to doze. The Toyota Production System can only be realized when all the workers become tortoises,” Taiichi Ohno Over the years I have learned many things about manufacturing and…

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