Posts tagged as 'Lean manufacturing'

Pull vs. push manufacturing: Have you been stuck with an umbrella on a sunny day?

MartinBuckley

Image via Wikipedia I came across the following blog post at The Manufacturing Blog that gives a plain English description of pull-model production methods – how to be lean and demand-driven. I particularly like Stephen’s analogy of push vs. pull manufacturing: By trying to guess potential demand, manufacturers often found themselves in the same situation […]

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Can you get too Lean?

TrevorMiles

Without a doubt, Lean Manufacturing has been a transformative idea that has its genesis in the Toyota Production System.  Many companies have been able to reduce inventories and reduce order-to-delivery times simultaneously.  There is nothing new in this statement. What is interesting is an article in Business Week discussing how Deere & Co is struggling […]

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New blood, fresh ideas in Pharma

TrevorMiles

I participated recently on a Future Pharmaceuticals podcast titled “Responding to Change and Cycle Time Reduction” with Walter Kittl (Siegfried-USA), Philippe Cini (IBM Global Services), and Zach Pitluk (Proveris Scientific) which was hosted by Reid Graves (Merck).  One of the questions was: What should senior mgt within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry do differently to realize rapid […]

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