More Efficient Warehouse Operations: 9 DC and Warehouse Slotting Consideration

Posted by Adam Robinson on Mar 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are a manufacturing company or distributor, you most likely are using a warehouse or distribution center to make sure you are able to store inventory, replenish store fronts, and easily send goods to customers or receive goods for manufacture or distribution.

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Topics: Lean Operations, Operational Efficiency

5 Lean Manufacturing Questions Answered by Jim Womack

Posted by Allison Myers on Jan 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the driving motivations behind lean manufacturing is the elimination of waste. By eliminating waste, getting to the root of problems, lean manufacturing helps manufacturers reduce costs and increase productivity. These core concepts have led businesses from all industries to adopt lean techniques, and one of the key players in the world of lean manufacturing is Jim Womack.

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Topics: Lean Operations

Understanding Forklift Costs - Capital, Maintenance, and Fuel

Posted by Allison Myers on Dec 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Turning to the Forklift Boss....

Marshall Cromer writes a periodic blog on forklift topics. It's a good source for some insights into forklift operations and budgeting. In a recent series he covered:

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Topics: Lean Operations

Stay Relevant or Lose: What Baseball and Lean Businesses are Doing

Posted by Allison Myers on Apr 8, 2015 1:54:00 PM

We're baseball fans here in Louisville. Not only do we have our own Triple-A ball club, the Louisville Bats, we're an hour away from the Bats' home team, the Cincinnati Reds. So we get a lot of baseball here in the city.

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Topics: Lean Operations

Forklift vs. Pallet Jack - Your Stretch Wrapper Needs to Answer "Yes"

Posted by Allison Myers on Mar 6, 2015 2:57:00 PM

Spec'ing a stretch wrapper for your requirements

You're thinking about buying, replacing or upgrading a stretch wrapper. One of the first and most fundamental questions you always ask is, "how will it be loaded - with a forklift or a pallet jack?"

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Topics: Stretch Wrapping, Lean Operations, Operational Efficiency, Labor Savings

7 Types of Waste in Lean Manufacturing

Posted by Allison Myers on Dec 3, 2014 1:12:00 PM

Note: This blog post has generated so much attention that we've decided to run it one more time.

The foundational philosophy behind lean manufacturing is to eliminate waste. It's not to work faster or better, it's to eliminate waste of any kind that's not adding value.

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Topics: Lean Operations

Baseball, Apple Pie and Lean?

Posted by Allison Myers on May 29, 2014 3:02:00 PM

We're baseball fans here in Louisville. Not only do we have our own Triple-A ball club, the Louisville Bats, we're an hour away from the Bats' home team, the Cincinnati Reds. So we get a lot of baseball here in the city.

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Topics: Lean Operations

Read This Article and Change Your Life

Posted by Whitney Morris on Apr 30, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Note: This blog post has generated so much attention that we've decided to run it one more time.

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Topics: Lean Operations

3 Lean Ideas Every Office Worker Can Use

Posted by Whitney Morris on Mar 26, 2014 10:55:00 AM

We chatted with CEO Jim Lancaster about our Lean manufacturing and management system. In the early 1990s, Lantech became an early adopter of Lean, a process that eliminates waste and ultimately gives the customer the most value.

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Topics: Lean Operations

3 Lean Principles You Can Use Now

Posted by Whitney Morris on Mar 25, 2014 3:31:00 PM

We chatted with CEO Jim Lancaster about our Lean manufacturing and management system. In the early 1990s, Lantech became an early adopter of Lean, a process that eliminates waste and ultimately gives the customer the most value.

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Topics: Lean Operations

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