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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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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Written by Jason Haines “Without standards, there can be no improvement.” -Taiichi Ohno There are many ways to get your Lean journey started, but one of the areas that will help you with immediate results is by starting with Five S. Five S is a method of getting your company cleaned and organized to make…

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Written by Jason Haines Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we have learned how to cope with a lot of unknowns. We’ve learned right now nothing is our standard normal, but that we will be able to push through this current struggle. The one thing that has been difficult to understand is the uncertainty that the future…

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By Mike Kennedy The use of pipe & connector systems within your manufacturing, assembly or distribution operation significantly changes the way you look at your work floor.  Normally, catalogs are called upon to search at length for various structures used to make improvements and changes to your processes.  This involves endlessly searching for structures page-by-page…

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