High-Speed Manufacturing

Why American Companies Struggle with Lean Implementations

Its no secret that American companies have had their share of fits and stalls with the implementation of Lean Manufacturing. Why is it that some companies are able to generate so much steam and momentum with their Lean efforts while some can’t even create the slightest inertia? As a Manufacturing Efficiency expert, I’ve had the privilege to lead several Lean implementations myself and support clients who were in desperate need of a Lean initiative. Here are some of my key observations for why American companies struggle to implement Lean:

fOS Part I – A Roadmap to World Class Manufacturing Execution

This is Part I of a five part series of posts meant to shape the framework of the fOS Methodology and philosophy. fOS is an acronym for Facility Operating System and is proprietary methodology developed by myself for Manuficient Consulting. The goal of the fOS Methodology is to provide a factory with a roadmap to World Class Execution, which I regard as at least 85% OEE.