Trends in Manufacturing

Why Downtime is so Deadly in Manufacturing

Downtime is the ultimate disruption in productivity. It not only limits how much can be produced in a day, it also drains the energy and morale of your production teams. When you look at downtime, you have to consider the time that the machine spent down - and the loss in rate while approaching shutdown and starting back up. You can calculate your total labor cost per hour and easily add up what it cost your business for every hour of accumulated downtime. These are the more apparent costs of downtime.

Exclusive Interview with Norman Bodek, Pioneer in American Lean Manufacturing Movement

In this exclusive interview with Manuficient Consulting, Norman Bodek shares some of the extraordinary details of his career as a one of the pioneers in the American Lean Manufacturing movement. Norman is a publisher, professor, and author who has published hundreds of Japanese management books in English and other languages. Most recently, Norman co-authored the Harada Method, a step-by-step process for setting and achieving personal and corporate goals.

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