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Michigan Lean Consortium Announces 4th Annual Conference – "People: The Heart of Lean"

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2014

 

 

 

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials 2014

 

 
 

 

Multipallet HMC Builds KanBan Performance

 

 
Multipallet HMC Builds KanBan Performance
 
 
Facing capacity challenges, Kenlee Precision found a solution for its KanBan system in a six-pallet KIWA horizontal machining center. Read how investing in the KIWA has allowed Kenlee to maintain both a steady product flow and flexibility.

 

 
 
 

 

Clamp in Tight Spaces with Compact Clamps

 

Clamp in Tight Spaces with Compact Clamps

 

Carr Lane Roemheld's compact clamp has a metallic wiper edge, and is especially suited for applications where space is limited. Two different clamping levers are available, which can be machined to adapt to your workpiece, then swiveled into small recesses for unimpeded loading and unloading. Four different sizes of the clamp are available, each with a short or long clamping arm. http://www.clrh.com/swiftsure/whats_new.html#CompactClamp
 
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"People: The Heart of Lean"
 
 
The Michigan Lean Consortium announces its 4th Annual Conference, scheduled for August 7-8 in Traverse City, MI. The theme of this year's conference is "People: The Heart of Lean." Click through for an agenda and registration information.

 

 

 

People: The Heart of Lean

 

 
 
 

 

 

Cool the cutting zone.

 

Produce higher quality grooves and increase productivity with through-coolant tools.  The versatile S100 grooving and parting-off system with through-coolant port supplies fluid directly to the cutting zone ensuring optimal cutting conditions.  The nozzle shape guarantees a targeted jet of coolant that aids in chip formation, evacuation and reduces tool wear.  Visit Horn USA during IMTS 2014 at booth W-1722.
 
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Creating and Managing Culture Change

 

 
Creating and Managing Culture Change
 
 
Lean isn’t just a flavor of the month – it’s an important part of company culture. Larry Fast, Founder and President of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence, explains how lean leaders must guide culture change by leading from the front.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Make Your Material Handling Bulletproof

 

Highly engineered and exceptionally reliable, Load Runners® brand idler rollers and rail take the worry out of your material handling process. With global reach and local support, Load Runners are your ultimate material handling solution. Click for your FREE CATALOG now!
 
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Lean in a High Mix/Low Volume Job Shop
 
 
High mix, low volume job shops have been challenged implementing lean techniques. But as you’ll learn in this session at IMTS 2014, there are techniques that can be adapted for job shops that will allow them to achieve significant results.

 

 

 

Lean in a High Mix/Low Volume Job Shop

 

 
 
 
Machine Italia BIG BOX
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Bosch Rexroth Adds Lean Resource Kit
 
 
This new kit will help machine builders, system integrators and manufacturing end-users uncover wasted time, effort and resources within their operations. The free kit includes guidebooks, podcasts, product literature and software tools.

 

 

 

Bosch Rexroth Adds Lean Resource Kit

 

 
 
 

 

Increase Shop-Floor Productivity with Accurate and Timely Data

 

Increase Shop-Floor Productivity with Accurate and Timely Data

 

Increase productivity up to 20% and identify production issues in real-time with ShopViz®, a 24/7 machine monitoring tool for small to medium-sized manufacturers. ShopViz® provides direct visibility into operations across the shop floor and lets you know which machines are running, which are not, and where you need to focus your attention to increase productivity. Watch our video to learn more or click here to learn why shop-floor monitoring is critical to improving factory processes.
 
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Podcast: Lean Leadership with Adam Zak

 

 
Podcast: Lean Leadership with Adam Zak
 
 
In this podcast, Lean Executive Recruiter Adam Zak explains how companies can recruit and retain exactly the right people to help jumpstart and sustain a Lean transformation. Tune in and learn what being a "Lean Leader" really means.

 

 
 
 
 

 

Used Industrial Equipment

 

Used Industrial Equipment

 

Buy, Sell, Trade, Scrap, or Recycle your new or used industrial and mechanical equipment.

We are looking for Chillers, Cooling Towers, Generators, Air Compressors, Boilers, Electrical (UPS, PDU, etc.), Tanks, Refrigerants, Complete Sites, and more. Large scale equipment removal is also available. Visit www.lelinternational.com or call 864.699.9605.
 
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How Lean Has Revitalized Some Tool Shops

 

 
How Lean Has Revitalized Some Tool Shops
 
 
Mold makers once said lean did not apply to them. After all, each mold they make is unique, designed to work for one customer on one part. Read how a manufacturing system designed for high volume output can be made to work for custom shops.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
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