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Why Is it So Hard to Transplant Lean in Low-Cost Countries?

After rushing to offshore production in pursuit of lower-cost labor, many manufacturers have spent the past few years rethinking that decision. They’ve learned that, while offshoring production bound for core markets to lower-cost countries can bring chea…
After rushing to offshore production in pursuit of lower-cost labor, many manufacturers have spent the past few years rethinking that decision. They’ve learned that, while offshor… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/why-it-so-hard-transplant-lean-low-cost-countries/

Which is Best: Lean, Six Sigma, or TOC? Why Not Combine All Three?

Many manufacturers complain that they struggle to sustain momentum behind continuous improvement initiatives that use Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Although these methods are proven and well-understood, many organizations find they aren’t systematical…
Popular Discussions Many manufacturers complain that they struggle to sustain momentum behind continuous improvement initiatives that use Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Altho… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/which-best-lean-six-sigma-or-toc-why-not-combine-all-three/

Has Most Operational Improvement Low-Hanging Fruit Already Been Plucked?

Having spent the past few years intensively pursuing operational efficiencies through philosophies such as Lean, how close are manufacturers today to realizing most of the available cost savings? According to a recently-concluded survey by Oxford Economic…
Popular Discussions Having spent the past few years intensively pursuing operational efficiencies through philosophies such as Lean, how close are manufacturers today to realizi… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/has-most-operational-improvement-low-hanging-fruit-already-been-plucked/

The Key to Transformational Improvement: Worker Engagement

Here’s one of the inconvenient truths about continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma: Many companies find that, over time, these programs lose momentum and generate diminishing returns.
Here’s one of the inconvenient truths about continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma: Many companies find that, over time, these programs … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/key-transformational-improvement-worker-engagement/

Lean: Not Just for the Plant Floor?

Although lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement techniques have their origins and most of their adherents on the plant floor, I've recently come across some interesting examples of their application in very different environments. At last week'…
Although lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement techniques have their origins and most of their adherents on the plant floor, I've recently come across some interesting… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/lean-not-just-plant-floor/

Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture in a Decentralized Company

In a meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Operational Excellence Group today, one member described in some detail how his company has successfully adopted standard processes, tools, and metrics for initiating and sustaining continuous improve…
In a meeting of the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Operational Excellence Group today, one member described in some detail how his company has successfully adopted standard pr… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/creating-continuous-improvement-culture-decentralized-compan/

Report: Lean Comes up Short on Reducing Costs

Lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement programs are failing to delivery significant, sustained cost reductions to manufacturers, a study recently published by consulting firm AlixPartners LLC contends.
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Cultivating Continuous Improvement from the Bottom Up

By now it's become widely accepted that the most effective way to achieve continuous improvement is to pull ideas for changing process from the front-line employees who are closest to the work.
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Operational Excellence Achievement Recognized at Honeywell Unit

Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies subsidiary wins the Baldrige Award for operational excellence and quality, but the company’s culture and history is the real winner.
Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies subsidiary wins the Baldrige Award for operational excellence and quality, but the company’s culture and history i… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/operational-excellence-achievement-recognized-honeywell-unit/

Operational Excellence Achievement Recognized at Honeywell Unit

Thursday, December 16, 2010, is a day that Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies will remember for a long time. The day will remain etched in the company’s memory because that’s when the wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, a contr…
Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies subsidiary wins the Baldrige Award for operational excellence and quality, but the company’s culture and history i… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/operational-excellence-achievement-recognized-honeywell-unit1/

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