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...on
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All the talk at present is about productivity and how we can’t, as a nation, afford to pay ourselves more as productivity has not improved. The productivity being talked about is the value we create per individual. Within a production environment we can define value add as the new margin (sales value minus direct costs Read More...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...on