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  • Lean: It’s About Time

    Lean: It’s About Time

    Tom Southworth || July 21, 2014
    Converters must always have a plan, and plan to use their time wisely.

  • To be continued…

    To be continued…

    Tom Southworth || 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…

  • 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…

  • ‘I don’t have time’

    Tom Southworth || November 18, 2011
    The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time. – Franklin Field Over and over, after running through a problem solving session or providing training on proper job instruction, I’l…

  • New consulting firm specializes in Lean printing

    April 17, 2007
    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…

  • Opinions

    Opinions

    November 30, -0001
    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.…

  • Rewinds, Unwinds and Splicers

    Rewinds, Unwinds and Splicers

    Jack Kenny || April 11, 2011
    Not just simple press components, winders play a direct role in print productivity and bottom line performance.

  • Total productive maintenance

    May 8, 2009
    In today's difficult economy, with ultra competitive pricing, demands for fast turn times, and the availability of cash and credit severely restricted, companies must do their best to get the most out of what they have, and that includes their people…

  • Label Inspection

    Label Inspection

    Michelle Sartor || April 26, 2007
    The tools that help improve color, shape, type and overall precision come in many variations, and the technology continually improves.

  • Folding Carton

    Folding Carton

    Jack Kenny || October 18, 2005
    With big challenges in diecutting and finished product delivery, folding carton is a market that requires serious work and investment.