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Project Storyboard: Increasing First Run Parts From 60% to 90% With Lean Six Sigma Green Belt James Fuhrman’s Project Storyboard involved increasing first run parts from 60% to 90% within two months. This project achieved 87% within the aggressive schedule while dramatically reducing manufacturing lead time. Improvement in first run parts yield increased throughput, while process simplification reduced manufacturing lead time, which allowed…

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Promoting Top-Down Safety Using Lean Six Sigma at Celestica

At Celestica Inc., an electronics manufacturing services company headquartered in Toronto, Canada, top-down safety continues to stay at the forefront of focus for it's 1,800 employees. "Our biggest challenge is continuous improvement. We are always looking for better ways of working and keeping our people in safe hands," exclaims HR…

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Expert Excerpts: Mike Osterling on Lean in Manufacturing -

Expert Excerpts: Mike Osterling on Lean in Manufacturing

Are you in Manufacturing? Whether you’re just starting your Lean journey or you’re in the middle of improving a process, guidance from Experts can help make your efforts easier – and more successful! In this short interview, Lean Expert, Mike Osterling, shares key insights to being successful with Lean in…

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Illuminating Lean Process Development at VCC -

Illuminating Lean Process Development at VCC

VCC (Visual Communications Company) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of illuminated electronic components for global markets. By creating a culture of lean product development via transparency, knowledge sharing, teamwork and innovation, VCC is able to increase customer response and customer satisfaction as well as improve the new…

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