Category Archives: Industry

Why Measuring Efficiency is Anti-Lean

The measurement of people’s efficiency has a long history in manufacturing industries. The design and production engineers calculate the time required to manufacture a product or batch of products. Each time the product is made, the “actual time” is measured … Continue reading

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You Get What You Measure. Measure Right

There is a lot of truth in the old adage “what you measure is what you get”. This is certainly true for industrial companies and most other organizations. As you progress with your lean journey you will soon find that … Continue reading

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ARE UNIONS ANTI-LEAN? by David Paino

Unions are certainly under some fire in today’s current business, social & political scene. I’m not joining in on any bashing or political debate on this subject; but I have seen problems arise between labor and management when a company … Continue reading

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