Profitable digitalization: MCPD, SBTP and MDC. Industry 4.0 to a new dimension: preconditions and feasibility to ensure target profitability based on continuous productivity growth.
My presentation at the Global Productivity Discourse (22nd -23rd of July 2020) can befound here. I introduced some new concepts from my futu […]
I will be happy to participate in the discussion on global productivity. In my presentation I will also send a short message from Dr. Shigeyasu Sakamoto – his vision for the future of productivity.
I hope that we will have presentations in line with today’s needs and that the debates will be extremely valuabl […]
Today’s world revolves around COVID -19. What does it mean to reopen a company today?
In companies, the total avoidance of COVID-19 is the way and not the daily fight with it.
It’s like watching a contest with prizes about who has the courage to open a business again. I don’t think it’s a matter o […]
It is obvious that the show of digitalisation, which we all attend, is aimed at increasing the level of productivity (and quality). This “show” will cover all areas around us – it is the new global resource.
At the company level, the lack of productivity growth has many causes. One of them is the lack o […]
I recently had experience in large manufacturing companies that sent employees largely only to Soft Skills training programs. Then I had improvement projects with them.
Everyone I talked to about Soft Skills said they had a lot of fun during the course, but that measurable business results didn’t come after months […]
More and more companies are lining up for the new journey of profitable digital transformation.
The following 10 major challenges of profitable digital transformation I have met in several production companies in recent months:
The Lack of Real Managerial Commitment for Digital Transformation;
Lack of a Robust Multiannu […]
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Overall Line Effectiveness (OLE)
MCPD & Industry 4.0: 10 Transformation Directions
As it is already known, the key to daily scheduling of activities through Takt Time requires aligning all processes accordingly and especially the bottleneck process to ensure t […]
1. Karakuri Kaizen: Introduction and Definition
Increasing the automation level of the production flows with low cost automated equipment is and will remain an challenge to ensure: (1) capacity increase, (2) processes with reliable and avoiding defects equipment, (3 ) short set-up times, (4) the use of sta […]
There is much to say about Industry 4.0 (cyber physical production systems).
But two basic questions on Industry 4.0 are required:
1) Is Industry 4.0 the solution proposed for this crisis?
If we look at the previous evolution, it seems that yes (Industry 1.0 of the 18th century – the solution for the crisis of the 18th century, Indu […]
Industry 4.0: best practice, the role of man and the future of productivity in factories
Increasingly, it is believed that Industry 4.0 will significantly transform the design, manufacture, operation, services and manufacturing systems as a whole. As some of you already know, Industry 4.0 has 9 pillars: (1) Big data and analytics; (2) Aut […]