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Improving Productivity Through Good Measurement

on In my last blog post, I talked about three steps to improving productivity in made-to-order manufacturing environments. These steps were: Establish standard processes using standard inputs Ensuring information and manufacturing flows Automate or Autonomate In this article I want to explore the step carried out prior to any of these, that was briefly touched upon Read More...

Safety products manufacturer sees huge increase in output!

on Introduction Centurion Safety Products Ltd experienced a sudden increase in demand for its respiratory products due to a competitor withdrawing from the marketplace.  This was putting their traditional manufacturing process under unsustainable strain.  WLP were asked to help them overcome their capacity constraint. What We Did: trained key members of the manufacturing team in relevant lean Read More...

Data: Your Source of Answers

on A lot of companies record a lot of data.  Financial information, orders, process data, people data, quality data, outcome data.  This data is often used to check whether things are OK or not. What about using this data to answer those questions we’d love to answer? Such questions include: Why is my rework so high? Read More...

Improving Production, Reducing Waste and Minimising Costs

on Allaway Acoustics design, manufacture and install noise control systems across the world. They needed to improve the competitiveness of their business by reducing the cost of their manufacturing operation. What We Did: Trained a mixed group of Directors, Managers, Team Leaders and Shop-Floor Staff in Lean Processing Implemented Visual Product Planning, Balanced Flow and Kanban Management Read More...

Lean Six Sigma – Improve Your Operation

on It can be deeply frustrating to run a business knowing that the operation itself is flawed and costing you time, money or compromising quality. The good news is that there are ways to make changes that significantly reduce and, hopefully, eventually eradicate such problems. There are a range of strategies out there. Here at WLP, Read More...