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Production Problems: Look for the Issue in Pre-Production

You have overdue orders. The shop floor is a mess. Overtime costs are too high. People are constantly screaming for urgent responses. You have production problems – right? Not always! The root of these problems might lie elsewhere, and you need to be able to identify the heart of the problem before you can take

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Improving Non-Bottlenecks: A Waste of Time and Money?

Direct your improvement initiatives toward the right areas If you’re looking to improve your business the first area that requires your attention is obviously the worst performing one. Except, it’s absolutely not; it should be your best performing. The machine or the department that is constantly busy and turning out a reasonably high output must

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Coronavirus: Protect your Supply Chain from Large-Scale Disruption

It’s been dominating the news – the Coronavirus. The disease that is becoming a global pandemic. Has it affected your business? If you work with suppliers from the Far East, that answer will be a resounding yes. In efforts to contain the disease China has enforced mass travel restrictions; people have been banned from leaving

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