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How Does Theory of Constraints Support Lean Manufacturing Principles?

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) suggests if you follow the steps below, valuable resources will be pointed toward the elimination of the critical constraint within your value stream. Often, these constraints lead to other wasteful activities (8 Types of Waste) across your Lean Enterprise. What is a Constraint? A limitation or restriction (in any process). What […]

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Automotive Industry News, Self-Driving Cars And Stocks To Watch

The automotive industry is undergoing a rapid transformation, with automakers and technology giants such as General Motors (GM), Alphabet (GOOGL) and Tesla (TSLA) racing with and against each other to develop electric cars, autonomous vehicles and mobility services. Reference: Question: How can Lean help with this growing technology?

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Augmented Reality (AR) – What Is It?

Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment whereby the objects that reside in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.[1] The overlaid sensory information can be constructive (i.e. additive to the natural environment) or destructive (i.e. masking of the natural environment) and is seamlessly interwoven […]

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Industry 4.0 is Here! Don’t Get Left Behind!

Companies across all industries are investing to digitalize their operations and processes but research has shown that manufactures of all kinds still have significant progress to make as they move toward a digitally enabled future. On behalf of Siemens, Longitude Research has created a 15-minute benchmarking survey to explore the progress of digitalization among discrete […]