Below you'll find an assortment of TBM articles.
Value Stream Segmentation Focuses on Customer Needs
Industry Week Online, Jun 22,2011
By analyzing and segmenting market requirements, a business that is truly demand driven will optimize individual value streams to match customers' unique needs.
How to Create and Sustain Successful Continuous Improvement Teams
Automation World, Nov 30,2011
TBM Senior Management Consultant, Keith Yeater was interviewed by Automation World. Read more… Manufacturing plant managers and Lean manufacturing experts from Honda America, Irving Oil Refinery and elsewhere share their advice for those serious about continuous improvement. The process is not always easy, they say, but the results include energized, empowered and committed employees who know they are part of helping their companies prosper.
Segment customer demand to "rightsize" inventory
CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Dec 21,2011
Segmenting products helps companies better match service levels and inventory to customer profitability.
The ABC's of Good Food Manufacturing
David Beal, Food Safety Magazine, Aug 01,2009
The quality revolution, sparked by Toyota and its ability to produce more reliable cars, has now turned its face to the food industry. Think about it - 30 years ago, a story about melamine-contaminated infant formula supplies in China would never have made...
Scholle Partners with TBM for Lean Strategy
Michael Edwards, Food Magazine, Jul 27,2009
Everyone in the food business knows the challenge of satisfying changing tastes. Food grows slowly, but consumer tastes change quickly. Few people over the age of 40 grew up with radicchio, for instance, or Viognier. Now these varieties are commonplace...
Lean Manufacturing Helps Companies Survive Recession
Paul Davidson, USA Today, Nov 02,2009
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — A couple of years ago, Sealy, the world's top mattress maker, pieced together beds in a sort of stutter step. Today, it's a ballet...
The Truth Behind Lean Success: It's Messy
Pat Panchak, Target Magazine, Oct 01,2009
Stan A. Askren, chairman, president, and CEO of HNI Corporation, says personal involvement and hard work is needed to fully understand, implement, and sustain lean.