Lean Manufacturing Blog / Quality Management

by Jason Bullard, on Feb 13, 2024 4:41:17 PM

How to avoid throughput overprocessing while optimizing efficiency and productivity In manufacturing, throughput is frequently viewed as the ultimate expression of operational success, a reflection of how well your process …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingQuality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Nov 30, 2023 10:28:39 AM

A surge of new technologies in the automotive industry has unlocked new possibilities in the production of electric vehicles and game-changing advances in autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Automakers today operate …

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Topics:TraceabilityLean ManufacturingQuality ManagementVehicle AssemblyConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Oct 23, 2023 9:02:06 AM

Solving issues before they have a chance to become costly problems One of the frustrating inefficiencies that has long plagued manufacturers—and one that still presents a problem today for those …

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Topics:OpinionIndustry 4.0Quality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Aug 28, 2023 11:58:06 AM

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term for mistake-proofing, derived from the Japanese words yokeru (avoid) and poka (mistakes). Famously popularized by the influential Toyota Production System, poka-yoke refers to any mechanism …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingDigital Work InstructionsQuality ManagementKittingConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Aug 14, 2023 11:37:00 AM

For sports fans, trust the process is a familiar phrase that has been popularized in recent years as a kind of tongue-in-cheek nod to the long-term team-building strategy of the …

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Topics:Lean ManufacturingDigital Work InstructionsQuality ManagementConnected Process ControlOperator Training

by Epicor, on Jul 10, 2023 8:43:08 AM

Today, growing numbers of manufacturers are embracing the power and possibilities of connected process control technologies and using innovative new solutions to transform their production environments. The best of these …

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Topics:TechnologyLean ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Quality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on May 9, 2023 3:12:33 PM

Accelerate error-proofing goals in your assembly process. First pass yield is a metric that measures the percentage of quality units produced at the end of a manufacturing or assembly process, …

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Topics:OpinionLean ManufacturingQuality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Epicor, on Apr 16, 2023 2:00:30 PM

Boost new efficiencies, enhance operational excellence, and improve quality. Often in industry there are inherent tensions between complexity and simplicity, sophistication and clarity, and customization and standardization. Tools and technologies …

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Topics:OpinionIndustry 4.0Digital Work InstructionsQuality ManagementConnected Process Control

by Tina Kennedy, on May 13, 2022 3:49:17 PM

Some people might say that the tried and true method of training new operators is to have them shadow a veteran employee. But what if there's no one with the …

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Topics:OpinionIndustry 4.0Digital Work InstructionsQuality Management

by Tina Kennedy, on Mar 24, 2022 5:18:15 PM

Modern societies have digitally transformed over the past three decades at exponential rates. In the 90s there were approximately 11 million cell phone users and according to Statistica, that number …

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Topics:TechnologyOpinionIndustry 4.0Manufacturing CultureQuality Management

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Our team is a creative bunch that loves learning and pushing the limits to find the best solutions for today's lean manufacturers.  Internal discussions at the office might range from new features that manufacturing process control software should have to machine learning, blockchain technology, or what the future of AR on the plant floor looks like. Check out our blog for opinions, news and trends that we find interesting and think you might too!