• External Analysis
     -  Dimitrios Matsoulis
    April 17, 2016

    This is a summary of an article titled "More from less: Making resources more productive" by Markus Hammer and Ken Somers published by McKinsey Quarterly in August 2015.The quest to get the most …

  • Insight
     -  Julien D.
    February 13, 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that there are 34,900 serious injuries, including 85 fatal accidents per year in the United States involving forklifts. It is …

  • Insight
     -  Dimitrios Matsoulis
    February 14, 2015

    At first blush, the term 'constant production' creates positive feelings. It makes us think of full order portfolios, successful products and high customer acceptance and demand. By constant …

  • Insight
     -  Ramu I.
    January 02, 2015

    There are three broad strategies for reducing defects in manufacturing. They are: Six Sigma, Total Quality Control and the 5 S Methodology. Implementing one of these strategies to reduce defects in …

  • Insight
     -  Richard F.
    October 17, 2014

    Wikipedia is a good place to fish for concepts. Its definition of lean production as being "a production philosophy that considers the expenditure of resources in any aspect other than the direct …

  • Insight
     -  Susmita B.
    October 15, 2014

    Quality management is vital for any business's success. However, producing a quality product has never been easy for any company. Many business owners find it difficult to figure out how to achieve …

  • Insight
     -  Dimitrios Matsoulis
    September 07, 2015

    We have recently discussed Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation. 3D printing is one of those digital technologies that has already taken off and is expected to have an increasing influence on …