June 21, 2021
Plant Managers are struggling to produce enough product and to find enough qualified resources to maintain their plants. Over the years maintenance staffs have been cut back to the point where there aren’t enough resources to complete all the work orders and preventative maintenance tasks. Many plants complete less than 75% of the preventive maintenance […]
April 19, 2021
The emergence of Industry 4.0 didn't make Lean manufacturing principles less important. With the right approach, digital manufacturing has the potential to accelerate and extract more value from Lean practices. The second installment of the Digitally Powered Lean series examines how Digitally Powered Lean supports Continuous Improvement and extends the capabilities to find and eliminate […]
January 27, 2021
The partnership was recently recognized by Forbes magazine for the innovative machine vision inspection integration of wafer factories at Seagate pioneered by Sthitie Bom, Senior Director of Global Wafer Systems.
January 14, 2020
In recent decades, lean management and Six Sigma have revolutionized global productivity efficiency and quality. And new waves of automation, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, 3D printing, cloud manufacturing, and robotics—which many are calling the fourth industrial revolution—will no doubt take productivity and efficiency to unprecedented levels. Yet one factor often gets overlooked: Process efficiency […]