March 2020

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Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

Value stream mapping is used to analyze the current state and design a future state for the process that takes a product from start to finish with as little waste as possible.

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

Lockout/tagout (LOTO) is a specific set of procedures to safeguard employees from unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

Heijunka is defined as a technique for reducing unevenness in a production cycle, which in turn reduces waste. Read about how to implement heijunka, its benefits and more.

Jonathan Trout, Noria Corporation

Single-minute exchange of dies (SMED) is a process used to greatly reduce the time it takes to complete equipment changeovers. Read about how to implement SMED and more.

William Jacobyansky

There are very strong and pressing reasons for developing detailed maintenance procedures, including their importance to the efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance departments. Discover…

From conflict to communication to coaching, a manager’s skills must be ever-evolving. This article focuses on four skills that can enhance a manager’s effectiveness in everything from hiring…