George Jewell

George Jewell is Vice President at eFlex Systems Rochester Hills, MI. He joined eFlex Systems in 2011 after 15 years with General Motors. In the past 25 years, he has worked with manufacturing systems from Machine Tool Build to Plant floor IT systems. In recent years, he’s determined that better use of technology can greatly assist manufacturers on their road to lean systems. He has and undergraduate degree in engineering from Northern Michigan University and an MS in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University.

Recent Posts by George Jewell:

by George Jewell, on Mar 12, 2020 11:10:09 AM

Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy that provides tools and processes designed to eliminate waste from the manufacturing process, resulting in greater efficiency, efficacy and profitability for the organization. Those …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingQuality Management

by George Jewell, on Jan 29, 2020 1:41:22 PM

5 Compelling Arguments for a Manufacturing Traceability Solution - In the manufacturing sector, the ability to track and trace parts and products throughout the production environment is becoming more critical …

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Topics:TraceabilityManufacturing Integrated PlatformQuality Management

by George Jewell, on Jan 7, 2020 3:19:07 PM

Sophisticated new track-and-trace solutions can be an essential tool for medical manufacturers In recent years, the emergence of sophisticated new track-and-trace tools and technologies has given manufacturers powerful new capabilities …

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Topics:MedicalTraceabilityIndustry 4.0Quality Management

by George Jewell, on Nov 11, 2019 8:03:46 PM

At its core, manufacturing is about stuff. Taking small things and putting them together in ways that create bigger and more sophisticated things. Refining raw materials into more complex and …

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Topics:TraceabilityLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Quality Management

by George Jewell, on Oct 21, 2019 4:04:07 PM

A whole new level of error-proofing Leveraging IIoT connectivity has long held the promise of speed, efficiency, transparency, flexibility and control for manufacturing professionals. But until recently, few manufacturing solutions …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Digital Work InstructionsManufacturing Integrated Platform

by George Jewell, on Sep 19, 2019 8:36:15 PM

Minimizing and mitigating the incidence and impact of quality spills Every manufacturer strives for perfection. Realistically, of course, an unblemished record isn’t possible. Production errors and subpar or nonconforming products …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Quality Management

by George Jewell, on Jul 9, 2019 3:29:26 PM

Because change can so often evoke uncertainty—and even fear—many businesses choose to stay in their lane. Especially for those that have had some success with a particular product or service, …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0

by George Jewell, on May 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Across the manufacturing space, the game-changing power of the Manufacturing Integrated Platform (MIP) is turning heads and transforming factory floors. The best of the new generation of MIP solutions allow …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0

by George Jewell, on Feb 26, 2019 11:58:40 AM

When working toward greater efficiency in any production process, one of the things that any responsible professional has to ask themselves is, “what can be controlled and what factors can …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Manufacturing Culture

by George Jewell, on Feb 14, 2019 4:45:03 PM

Change is rarely easy. Big changes can be even more challenging and disruptive. That is the reality facing the manufacturing sector today, as a wave of innovative new technology is …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Manufacturing Culture

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