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Visual Knowledge Share (VKS)
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Welcome to the future of Lean Manufacturing. Standardize on best processes, reduce defects, improve productivity, and most importantly increase profits.
If you are anything like me (if you’re reading this there’s a good chance you are), you’ve come up professionally in operations of one sort or another. By operations, I’m referring to environments where a product or service is made, stored, shipped, fixed, provided etc. Operations is where the rubber meets the road in most organizations. It’s where the actual value for the organization and its customers is created, and in some cases lost. It’s where 80% of an organization’s employees work, where most of the capital is invested and expenses generated. Operations, to me, also happens to be the most exciting and interesting place in an organization, simply because it’s where the people are, and where you have people you have variability.Read More
Atlantic Design & Manufacturing is a 3 day show being held from 14th June to the 16th June 2016 at the Jacob K.Javits Convention Center in New
York, United States Of America. This event hosts the latest innovations in manufacturing, tips, and a deeper understanding of our industry.
Realize it or not, you are involved in processes, procedures and work instructions every day. From the simple act of getting up and dressed in the morning, to something as complex as launching a rocket, these ideas are big factors in our interaction with the world around us. That said, there are striking differences between these three types of documentation that often cause confusion in their application. For the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on each of these types of documentation in terms of manufacturing or operational applications, comparing and contrasting them, and finally we’ll discuss what makes work instructions unique and in some ways, the most important of the three. Let’s start simple by defining each term:Read More
As we approach Earth Day 2016, it seems appropriate to spend time discussing strategies that not only benefit corporate bottom lines but also the environment. Regardless of your industry, reducing the amount of paper used to drive activities in the organization will generate positive outcomes, some obvious and some not so obvious. Either way, under most circumstances, less paper will create simpler processes and less waste which clearly benefits the organization and the environment.Read More
Objectivity for business leaders is increasingly important because it helps provide a perspective on their business that is deeply rooted in reality. The challenge for many business leaders however is actually achieving this clarity. In the context of this article, let’s assume when referring to business leaders, we are talking about any leader in an organization where humans are involved in processes that create value for a customer.Read More
Jabil Advanced Mechanical Solutions
High levels of process control...
"Shortly after the adoption of VKS, Jabil Advanced Mechanical Solutions went through a systematic implementation by targeting the most problematic areas first. Today we are graced with a high quality, highly productive organization that produces standardized products and continues to impress our customers with our high levels of process control.”
We can nearly eliminate training altogether...
"If we diligently document assembly instructions, we can nearly eliminate training altogether. It is wonderful. It makes our production so scalable. All we have to do to produce more is add a computer and bring in labour. Every day your software gets better, and I love it."
Process Engineering Manager ,
Quebec Continuous Improvement Network
Finally, a solution...
“Finally, a solution has been provided that keeps work instruction creation as lean as possible, while harnessing and eliminating the black hole of the human labor force, in any operational setting.”
VKS has helped in getting product out on time and with less errors. We can't wait to put it in place through out the whole shop.