Lean Manufacturing Blog / Educational Topics

by Tina Kennedy, on May 6, 2018 3:18:21 PM

When making instruments or equipment that will be used on the human body there is no room for error. Consumers want to know that their pacemaker will keep their heart …

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by George Jewell, on Apr 14, 2018 12:53:25 PM

Work instructions (WI) in the past and present are typically printed on paper and many times do not represent the current processes on the plant floor. It seems that these …

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by Israel Vicars, on Apr 4, 2018 2:14:38 PM

by Israel Vicars, Software Developer at eFlex Systems In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of“deliberate practice” to become world-class in any field …

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by Israel Vicars, on Mar 30, 2018 9:09:24 AM

by Israel Vicars, Software Developer at eFlex Systems What does the “e” in eFlex stand for? Electronic? Excellent? Effervescent? Emulsifier? The acronyms in our everyday conversation become background noise after …

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by Dan McKiernan, on Sep 23, 2015 4:43:00 AM

Manufacturers are beginning to realize the need to retain images as product is processed through their systems to help with warranty claim management, improve quality and perform root cause analysis …

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by Dan McKiernan, on Sep 8, 2015 5:15:00 AM

To explain how eFlex Assembly might support the assembly line issues you are facing, the following are 9 common scenarios we frequently hear from engineers. 1. Over (or Under) Producing …

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by George Jewell, on Sep 8, 2015 4:40:07 AM

There has been an ongoing debate over “zone” vs “distributed” control architecture for assembly line systems. It is the old-school “zone” approach verse the “distributed” approach, which takes advantage of …

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by Dan McKiernan, on Dec 18, 2013 1:30:00 PM

GM realizes “weeks to hours” reduction in line change and transmission build dynamics at Toledo Powertrain, resulting from Flexible Assembly Configuration System (FACS) and Siemens control/communication. A tried and true …

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