Lean Manufacturing Work Culture Tips From Bosch Rexroth and GBMP

BUCHANAN, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Dec 10, 2009 -- Bosch Rexroth and well-known lean manufacturing training organization GBMP have collaborated on three informative new podcasts in the Rexroth lean manufacturing podcast series. In the first podcast, GBMP president Bruce Hamilton offers his insight on three fundamental components of success with lean manufacturing.

-- The Foundation of the lean system is the most critical. The foundation explains the reasoning behind a particular operation or system.

-- The Management component means that management must support the lean system in a visible way, because it likely represents a major change in the way business is done.

-- Countermeasures are often what receive the most attention in lean environments. Countermeasures are not a means to an end, but rather a part of the overall solution.

When implementing the three components of a lean system, consider these tips to help develop and improve your lean manufacturing work culture:

-- Make sure to use all three parts of the lean system.

-- Management should be out in their factory and workplace to demonstrate their commitment to the process. The best knowledge for improvement comes from the people who do the work.

-- Involve employees and give them the opportunity to help fix problems that they face every day.

-- Always look to improve countermeasures.

"Three Fundamental Components of Lean: Foundations, Management and Countermeasures" is episode number 13 in Rexroth's lean manufacturing podcast series, available for listening or free download from the company's website at http://www.boschrexroth-us.com/leanpodcast. The podcast series is also available from the iTunes podcast library and other podcast directories on the web.

Developed by Bosch Rexroth's Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group, each eight- to ten-minute lean manufacturing podcast episode presents guest experts and information to help manufacturers and OEMs understand and apply lean principles and practices in their businesses.

Quotes:

Bruce Hamilton, president of GBMP

-- "When you're not starting out with that foundation, you're asking people to do something without explaining why it's important."

-- "In order for this process to work, management has to accept changing the management system so that they'll promote behaviors with employees that are conducive to improvement."

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=1134871
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=1134880

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Editorial Inquiries:

Todd Walter
Godfrey
717-393-3831

Email Contact

Kevin Gingerich
Bosch Rexroth Corporation
Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies
816 East Third Street
Buchanan, MI 49107
Telephone 269-697-5295

Email Contact





Review Article Be the first to review this article
Downstream : Solutuions for Post processing PCB Designs

Featured Video
Jobs
Development Engineer-WEB SKILLS +++ for EDA Careers at North Valley, CA
ASIC FPGA Verification Engineer for General Dynamics Mission Systems at Bloomington, MN
Sr. Staff Design SSD ASIC Engineer for Toshiba America Electronic Components. Inc. at San Jose, CA
Technical Support Engineer for EDA Careers at Freemont, CA
Principal Engineer FPGA Design for Intevac at Santa Clara, CA
FAE FIELD APPLICATIONS SAN DIEGO for EDA Careers at San Diego, CA
Upcoming Events
DVCon 2017 Conference at DoubleTree Hotel San Jose CA - Feb 27 - 2, 2017
IoT Summit 2017 at Great America ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Mar 16 - 17, 2017
SNUG Silicon Valley 2017 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Mar 22 - 23, 2017
CDNLive Silicon Valley 2017 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Apr 11 - 12, 2017



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy