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There are different levels of proficiency that one can achieve to become certified in Six Sigma. These levels of certification demonstrate a mastery in the principles embodied by Six Sigma. Certification levels range from the White Belt to the Black Belt. They differ primarily in the level of knowledge obtained. As the experts at C…

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Companies continually seek ways to become more efficient and productive. Lean production helps make that happen. Lean production continually strives for improved efficiency and customer satisfaction. One component of lean production is cellular layout. Cellular layout refers to the way specific departments within a company are organized. An efficient layout plan, as C Tek explains,…

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Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have been increasingly important in many industries. With the ability to streamline production processes and maximize efficiency, they also have the potential to help lean manufacturing in many ways. In the coming years, big data is expected to play such a critical role in manufacturing that up to 47…

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There are several types of guiding principles and philosophies in manufacturing. Sometimes, it can be hard to keep them straight. If you’ve heard terms such as “lean,” “Just in Time,” or even “Toyota Production System” applied to manufacturing processes, but you’re not sure what makes one different from the other, the experts are C Tek…

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Using five core values, lean manufacturing operates on the principle of reducing waste and maximizing efficiency to improve business productivity. Ultimately, the experts at C Tek say that your end goal should be to continually improve your company’s manufacturing process. That might also mean making some changes to eliminate hiccups. Identify Waste One of the…

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In lean manufacturing, Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) is often called the missing link. Organizations that implement MDI as part of their business strategy take the opposite approach of many companies. Rather than running their organizations from a top-down approach, companies use MDI in the opposite way by producing change from the ground up. What…

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Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that uses data to eliminate defects that might arise in your company’s manufacturing process. In order for a process to have achieved Lean Six Sigma status, it must be free of any defects, which means anything that does not meet a customer’s specifications or level of satisfaction. From lowering…

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If you order a table, work bench, work station, or Flow Rack from a catalog, you’ll get a product that comes in one size. But if you want a custom solution or you have unique size requirements, a one-size-fits-all approach won’t suffice. Luckily, C Tek can help you with finding the right sizing for your…

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Line side supermarket racks can improve cell assembly in many ways, including improving efficiency and minimizing the amount of time it takes to replenish your assembly cells. Line side supermarket racks can also improve the efficiency of your workers. C Tek’s Supermarket Racks are also ideal for use in a distribution environment, where you can…

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In today’s manufacturing world, it’s important to have a cart that’s as strong and durable as possible. Fortunately, C Tek has just the solution that you need. With many systems available for each customer’s unique requirements, C Tek can easily help build a stronger base for your carts, workstations, and racks. One of C Tek’s…

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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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