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  • Gemba walks

    Let me start off by asking you a question. Have you heard of the word gemba before and, if you have, what does gemba mean to you?  Gemba is a Japanese word that means the real or actual place. Walking the gemba, the real or actual place, is a k…
    Tom Southworth 03.08.12

  • Printing Industry Blogs

    It has been several years since I have done a review of printing industry blogs and a lot has changed in the meantime. None of the blogs I reviewed for the January 2007 issue are around any more, but most contributing writers are still adding to blog…
    07.14.10

  • Enterprise-wide Lean

    This issue will mark three years since I first starting writing the Printing Lean column for Label & Narrow Web. In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday that Jack Kenny and I were having a conversation about contributing something to the…
    07.14.10

  • Training

    If you were to do a search of company mission statements you would probably find that many companies, if not a majority, make the claim that their employees are their most important asset, or something to that effect. It's a nice statement, but is it…
    07.07.09

  • Becoming Lean

    If you are, like I am, a student of Lean, you know that there is neither a "roadmap" or timetable on becoming Lean, and that makes the journey seem to be more difficult than it needs to be. Everyone's journey has been and will be different, but the m…
    08.21.08

  • New consulting firm specializes in Lean printing

    Southworth Consulting LLC, of Niantic, CT, USA, has recently launched and specializes in assisting printers and other graphic arts firms in the elimination of waste and inefficiency using the principles commonly known as “Lean Manufacturing&rdq…
    04.17.07