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 […]
Companies are aware that production planning has to take into account each type of set-up time.
Practitioners admit that they need set-up time standardization (SOP for set-up) for: (1) increasing flexibility and (2) continually improving set-up time. Sometimes, it is difficult for them to convince managers that for this […]
Indirect materials have amazing costs in most companies. However, often their standardization and improvement is not a continuous focus for companies (with visible results).
Large variations between system and factual data are often encountered, increasing and generating large and continuous discussions.
Often those invo […]
In every manufacturing company there is a flow of container transport to the work places (tour and return). But often there are numerous losses & waste associated with delays and/ or non-compliant supplies of containers. The annual costs associated with these types of losses & waste, together with the annual lost […]
Although the 5S method is the basis of management, often the 5S concept simply remains a rather meaningless slogan in some companies.
It is often the case that after several years since the “completion of 5S implementation”, some managers still have questions like: “Why 5S to us?”.
Managers say th […]
Even if all companies would like to be able to use all the resources they have to their fullest extent and to completely eliminate all losses & waste, often their actions are not part of a real culture of improvement.
Recently, I visited a few companies that highlighted equipment issues (especially breakdown and mino […]
Should an equipment/line that has significant variations between the standard and the actual cycle time be declared in a breakdown state? (standard cycle time lower than actual cycle time).
Sometimes I have this discussion in factories. Do you have standard cycle time on equipment/line? Do you measure the differences bet […]
Every manufacturing company must do the set-up (changeover) activity. Without this activity the work cannot be carried out and the flexibility imposed by the clients’ requests cannot be ensured.
But I often meet companies that do not have a standard time for each type of set-up or at least for the most frequent, co […]
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 […]
Companies need to be focused on continually planning and developing their Profitability Lifelong Journey on the basis of Innovation, Productivity and Leadership Lifelong Journey.
For this, being convinced that if people first learn, then they will be able to work, we have developed 53 training & workshop programs of […]