The Toyota Way Chapter 8 – Principle 2: Create Continuous Process Flow to Bring Problems to the Surface

“If some problem occurs in one-piece flow manufacturing then the whole production line stops. In this sense it is a very bad system of manufacturing. But when production stops everyone is forced to solve the problem immediately. So team members have to think, and through thinking team members grow and become better team members and […]

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Australian Manufacturing Is Still Alive

“A productive manufacturing sector is a critical component of a thriving economy. The viability and future success of Australian manufacturing, and the millions of jobs this sector supports, rely on national productivity and competitiveness.” (Source: Manufacturing Australia) When speaking to 258 businesses serving the General Manufacturing industry in Australia, the following 3 key success factors […]

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The 3 Critical Success Factors Of The Oil, Gas & Mining Industry In Australia

When speaking to 63 businesses serving the Oil, Gas & Mining industry in Australia the following 3 critical success factors became evident: Stock optimisation to improve product delivery schedules Low cost production with minimisation of work and labour Layout and flow improvements to eliminate bottlenecks and machine downtime Utilising the Steel Efficiency Review™ to better […]

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