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  • Lean Manufacturing

    Lean Manufacturing

    Converters and suppliers look for new ways to drive efficiency and reduce waste.
    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor 10.06.17

  • Adding value with Lean Manufacturing

    Adding value with Lean Manufacturing

    A Lean approach can instantly increase a company's overall value.
    Rock LaManna

  • Critical Lean Operations

    Critical Lean Operations

    The good news:  The label business has been a reliable source of growth, even through the recent recession, and things look even better for the future. The bad news: Unless you’re integrating Lean Manufacturing operations into your busines…
    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor 07.17.13

  • Don’t go Lean

    Don’t go Lean

    That got your attention, didn’t it? What on earth do I mean, don’t go Lean?
    Tom Southworth 04.19.12

  • Developing a Lean Thinking Workforce

    So much time and energy has been spent and will continue to be spent on learning and using the tools of Lean that we've all become very familiar with. Tools like value stream mapping, 5S, point-of-use-storage and kanban can be easy to understand sinc…
    08.27.10

  • 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

  • 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

  • PCMC parent to accelerate Lean Manufacturing process

    Barry-Wehmiller, the parent of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), which manufactures Webtron presses out of its Green Bay, WI, USA, plant, is taking steps to implement Lean Manufacturing across its organziation. The company has invited Lean…
    03.14.06