Have yourself a productive Thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and by definition, it is a time for family, for sharing and for traditions. It is also a time to spend an entire day in your kitchen, between pans and trays, cooking and cleaning all the mess - especially when you invite little (Or bigger) helpers to jump in. It is all part of the Thanksgiving magic and chances are that you are still cooking the Turkey the same [...]
November 20, 2018
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Anybody who understands the importance of manufacturing and manufacturers has to love it. If that's not enough for you, we will bring you the most amazing processes we find. It's called #processporn and it was created by core77.  We prefer to call it #amazingmanufacturing. Go to minute 0:39s and see how beautiful the production of chicken wire can be!
November 9, 2018
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Este mês apresentamos-lhe uma nova funcionalidade desenvolvida a pensar em todos os nossos clientes que tenham necessidade de associar informações, a um determinado produto ou embalagem: O Gerador de etiquetas. O Gerador de Etiquetas permite criar e imprimir etiquetas personalizadas com qualquer tipo de informação sobre a sua produção, seja esta adicionada manualmente ou associada à informação já existente em sistema. Esta nova funcionalidade pode ser útil em diversas situações em que necessita de garantir [...]
August 14, 2018
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The True Definition of Poka-Yoke Poka-yoke is a Japanese term which translates to mistake proofing. It can be any mechanism or device that helps an operator to avoid mistakes. It is important to note that poka-yoke is not a guarantee against sabotage. In the manufacturing industry, it’s used to eliminate product defect by removing errors as they occur. Poka-yoke in the service industry ensures that a particular task is performed by the right person and that [...]
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Introduction As adults, we have come to learn the importance of conciseness and brevity, especially the implication in a business setting. During a sales pitch or a seminar, people are only concerned with the cause of the problem and the crux of the solution. SIPOC is a tool which strictly adheres to this principle. What is SIPOC? Adopting a tabular form of presentation, SIPOC allows you to summarize the input and results of certain processes. [...]
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Introduction If you initially believed that this term refers to how cell phones are being produced, don’t fret, you’re not alone. Be happy, because today, that notion will be dispelled. What is Cellular Manufacturing? Cellular manufacturing draws inspiration from just-in-time manufacturing and lean manufacturing and it was instituted to make as many similar products as possible without incurring as much waste. How Did Cellular Manufacturing Come into Existence? Flanders proposed the principles of group technology [...]
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Introduction In conventional institutions of learning, there’s a certain yardstick used to measure the performance of students. If they perform above par, they move on to the next level, if they fail to meet up, they repeat the class. Very simple, right? This simple illustration will prove useful in our understanding of Six Sigma. Whаt is Six Sigmа? Six Sigma iѕ a twо-wау quality mаnаgеmеnt аррrоасh geared tоwаrdѕ achieving miinimal errors bу rеmоving рrосеѕѕ dеfесtѕ [...]
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The goal of technological advancement is to make business operations easier, faster, and more productive. While these are the core requirements, other considerations such as cost, flexibility, and security are also factored in. When it comes to choosing the IT solution for your business, it is extremely important to carry out assiduous research on the available technology. Two widely adopted server systems currently in use are cloud-based & on-premises servers. Although they basically serve the [...]
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As a business owner, efficiency, profitability, and productivity are core priorities you want to achieve. To this end, it is expedient that you ensure seamless integration of digital processes so as to achieve your goals. One key benefit of these digital processes is the ability to eliminate monotonous paperwork. A survey revealed that almost 20% of the total business time is spent looking through paperwork. This is just as good as missing one day of [...]
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Introduction In Germany, Takt is likened to the baton which an orchestra conductor uses in order to regulate the tempo of his choir’s musical rendition. You might ask, “How does music relate to production processes?” Excellent question! Takt time draws inspiration from how the baton coordinates the singers and how it determines the rate at which they produce music. Let’s go deeper. What is Takt Time in Production? Takt time represents the maximum amount of time allotted [...]