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Contingency Planning For Lean Operations – Part III

Contingency Planning for Lean Operations – Part III   “Deaths spark huge crib recall” was the main headline of today’s Toronto Star (24-Nov-09).  This recall was the result of 4 infant deaths and affects up to 2.1 million units sold.  Click here

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Lean is Eco-Friendly – Coke Shows How

Today’s front page of the Toronto Star (Monday 22-Nov-09) featured an article on Coke’s new Eco-Bottle. The revolutionary plastic made from sugar cane byproducts is not biodegradable but can be 100% recycled. Are companies beginning to understand how their product or service

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Time Studies with your BlackBerry

Performing a time study is relatively easy compared to only few years ago.  The technologies available today allow studies to be conducted quite readily. Time Studies and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) The Performance factor for OEE is based on the Ideal Cycle Time of the

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Lean Office with Excel and VBA

Have you ever wondered what people do at their computers all day?  How can they possibly be that busy working on their day to day tasks?  The answer may surprise you!  Computers were supposed to make our jobs easier and

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OEE For Manufacturing

We are often asked what companies (or types of companies) are using OEE as part of their daily operations.  While our focus has been primarily in the automotive industry, we are highly encouraged by the level of integration deployed in

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Benchmarking OEE

Benchmarking Systems: We have learned that an industry standard or definition for Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) has been adopted by the Semi Conductor Industry and also confirms our approach to calculating and using OEE and other related metrics. The SEMI standards of interest are as

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Lean Execution and OEE!

Welcome! If you are a first time visitor interested in getting started with Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), click here to access our very first post “OEE – Overall Equipment Effectiveness“. We have presented many articles featuring OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), Lean Thinking,

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Cost Weighted OEE and other free OEE Spreadsheet Templates

OEE Spreadsheet Templates – One Click Closer: As the days of summer are upon us, we thought it would be good idea to make it easier for you to access our free downloads so you can spend more time doing

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Make or Break with OEE

Reward systems, bonuses, and other forms of compensation have been the topic of many newspaper articles and news broadcasts as of late.  Although attention has turned toward the viability and sustainability of the manufacturing sector, there are many of us who question how the performance

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OEE – A Vantage Point Metric

The automotive industry has recently been plagued by doom and gloom as the economy continues to erode any chances for a rebound.  Chrysler has already met with the reality of an uncertain future and has subsequently filed for bankruptcy.  Unfortunately,

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