Insights - Manufacturing Excellence

TWI for the 21st Century – Are Coaching Networks the future?

The US established the Training within Industry (TWI) Services as part of the War...
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4 mistakes to avoid when writing work instructions

In our daily lives, we come across examples of work instruction all the time - we...
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Why training is failing the frontline workforce

It is estimated that deskless workers make up 80 percent of the global workforce....
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Visual Work Instructions: What are the best devices and...

In our article dedicated to The Benefits of Visual Work Instructions, we looked at how...
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What are the benefits of Visual Work Instuctions?

Do you have a bunch of cookbooks in your kitchen and yet, whenever you cook, you...
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The challenges of the changing manufacturing workforce and...

Some might say that the manufacturing industry is facing a perfect storm in terms of...
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What are the benefits of standard work?

What is Standard Work? Put simply, standard work is all about defining and...
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Overall Equipment Effectiveness: How to calculate and...

The term Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) was coined in the 1980s by Seiichi...
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What are the benefits of a paperless factory (or how...

Let’s look at two shop floors – one depicted in the nineteenth century and the other...
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What is the operator skillset required for Industry 4.0?

We are amidst “the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector” also...
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How to make continuous improvement work for your...

Nearly half of organisations’ attempts to implement continuous improvement fail. We...
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Supplier Performance Management:  What are the benefits of...

Whether managing a multi-tier supplier network or a handful of local suppliers,...
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How to improve your ‘First Time Right’ score in 5 steps

Imagine that you are having a new oven fitted in your kitchen. Would you: Have it...
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How to upskill your shop floor workforce in 5 steps?

In 2013, not long after the term Industry 4.0 had been coined, an Oxford study...
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How to eliminate manufacturing losses with remote equipment...

Industry 4.0 is transforming the way manufacturing operations are executed and...
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What are the Six Big Losses in manufacturing and how to...

Developed in 1971 at the Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance, the Six Big Losses...
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Underpinning the 10 pillars of World Class Manufacturing...

The affordability and quality of a product are fundamental determinants of customer...
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