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Push The Cart

There’s a certain irony for me in the attention given recently to the application of robots on the shop floor. On a couple occasions in the past..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, GBMP, kaizen, bruce hamilton on February 28 , 2023.

Year End Muda

So much of the technical aspect of Lean relates to time: cycle time, lead-time, takt time, set-up time, and, of course, time associated with waste...
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, GBMP, kaizen on December 30 , 2022.

Everyday Collaboration

With GBMP’s 18th Annual Northeast Lean Conference on the horizon, I’m reflecting on our theme, “Amplifying Lean – The Collaboration Effect.” The term..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, GBMP, kaizen on August 12 , 2022.

Uncommon Sense

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This advice, attributed to Nicolo Machiavelli, and later cited by Winston Churchill at the conclusion of WWII,..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, GBMP, kaizen on August 05 , 2022.

Too Happy Too Soon Part 2

[Editor’s Note: This post is part 2 of a post from March 1, Do Your Job. If you haven’t already read it, reading it will help to provide context.]
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, kaizen on March 09 , 2022.

Do Your Job

We had been working with TSSC for two years to build a model line in our assembly department. As we moved from small batch production to one-by-one,..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, kaizen on March 01 , 2022.

Lean Lessons from COVID

You may recognize the quote from Friedrich Nietzsche – or more recently from Kelly Clarkson 🙂 “What doesn’t kill you makes your stronger.” I’ve..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, GBMP, kaizen on December 30 , 2021.

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