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 […]