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  • Narrow Web Profile:  Paris Art Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Paris Art Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Strategic acquisitions, experience and digital printing are keys to the success of this expanding beauty label specialist.

  • Don’t go Lean

    Don’t go Lean

    Tom Southworth || April 19, 2012
    That got your attention, didn’t it? What on earth do I mean, don’t go Lean?

  • Gemba walks

    Tom Southworth || March 8, 2012
    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…

  • The 3P’s of kaizen

    Tom Southworth || January 18, 2012
    Lean practitioners are familiar with Production Preparation Process, or 3P, which enables organizations to eliminate waste using a rigorous, structured process. Many companies are familiar with eliminating waste through kaizen, or continuous improvem…

  • Muda, mura, muri

    November 11, 2010
    Over the past few years we've tackled what is considered to be the major focal point of any Lean enterprise: the complete elimination of waste. These wastes, for any manufacturing environment, are often expressed with an easy to remember acronym-cum-…

  • Cortegra

    Cortegra

    Jack Kenny || May 7, 2010
    Implementation of Lean principles has enabled this healthcare packager to reduce waste, raise capacity and lower costs, thereby retaining customers and capturing new business.

  • Treasure Maps

    September 27, 2007
    Last issue we explored the subject of waste and how easy it can be to get started on eliminating much of the wastes that exist in print shops today. The key, if you remember, is that in order to eliminate these wastes you must first be able to see th…

  • Lean Manufacturing Blogs

    August 31, 2007
    Lean Manufacturing is not about cars anymore. Lean is becoming popular in all kinds of industries, including label converting. Label & Narrow Web just started a column last issue devoted to this very topic. So I thought we should explore what is bein…