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Lean: It’s About Time
By Tom Southworth
Published July 21, 2014
Converters must always have a plan, and plan to use their time wisely. Read More »
To be continued…
By Tom Southworth
Published May 22, 2012
Five years ago, Jack Kenny and I had a conversation about Lean for an article that appeared in Label and Narrow Web. In that article I spoke about how some printers, more specifically label converters, had begun to dabble in some of the Lean tools wi… Read More »
By Steve Katz, Editor
Published May 22, 2012
When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Florida to write an article about a label company, he said, “I guess every company has a story.” While that may be obvious, it sure holds true. Whether a business’s front door is attache… Read More »
Don’t go Lean
By Tom Southworth
Published April 19, 2012
That got your attention, didn’t it? What on earth do I mean, don’t go Lean? Read More »
By Tom Southworth
Published 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… Read More »
By Tom Southworth
Published 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… Read More »
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Need the formula for success? Join our experts as they offer their perspectives on the most relevant issues affecting the industry today. From the Editor Steve Katz’s ruminations on the evolving state of the industry.… Read More »
Published October 4, 2011
Everything you do, from door to dock, is what makes up your value stream. Read More »
Published July 12, 2011
Due diligence is needed prior to embarking on any improvement plan Lean included. Read More »
Published January 18, 2011
Visual controls are some of the most commonly used tools in the Lean toolbox. They, along with other tools such as 5S, quick changeover, point of use storage and a Kanban system, can have tremendous impact on any operation and help to identify waste… Read More »
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