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Follow Up: Jabil Shanghai Takes First Place in Institute of Industrial Engineers’ Lean Best Practice Competition

Jabil Shanghai was named the winner of this year’s Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Lean Best Practice Award in recognition of their efforts to drive innovation and Lean Six Sigma capabilities
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Combining OEE and Automation for Improved Performance

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a metric designed to evaluate how efficient a production operation truly is based on the real-world availability of the equipment used.
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The Power Law: Where Quality and Probability Meet
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The Power Law: Where Quality and Probability Meet

As disconnected as quality and terrorist acts may seem, some interesting evidence exists connecting the magnitude and probability of an event in a way that can be used to help manufacturers improve quality.
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Production Insights, Part 2:  Continuous Improvement
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Production Insights, Part 2: Continuous Improvement

A former production manager at Pepsi Bottling Ventures shares his experience in turning production trending, OEE and visualization data into a continuous improvement cycle.
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Combining Vision & Visibility
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Production Insights, Part 1: Combining Vision & Visibility

A former production manager at Pepsi Bottling Ventures shares his experience in aligning business vision and technology-driven visibility to drive organizational growth and reduce operating costs.
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High Speed Cable Braider at Belden Plant in Richmond.
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Belden Goes Lean

I don't get many opportunities to visit plants or factories anymore, so when Mike Miclot invited me to drive over to Richmond, Ind. to get an in-depth tour, I jumped at the chance.
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Chrysler Goes 3D
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Chrysler Goes 3D

3D technology is being used by Chrysler to change the way it plans for future products and implements world-class manufacturing.
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Creating Value in Manufacturing

“Lean,” properly speaking, is not a program, a platform, a methodology or a one-time event. Lean is a way of life that seeks to add value and eliminate waste whether, in manufacturing or the office.
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Banner Engineering: Lighted Touch Indicator

The EZ-LIGHT K50 Touch is designed for easy and efficient pick-to-light and lean manufacturing processes.
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Creating Value for the Customer

You can’t cut your way to prosperity. We’ve heard that phrase often.
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