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Pioneered by the likes of Eli Whitney and Henry Ford, perfected by auto industry leader Toyota, and applied across myriad industries, lean manufacturing means “manufacturing without waste” – from the Japanese term “muda.” While specific methods for implementing lean manufacturing vary from industry to industry and even factory to factory, there are basic core principles… Read more »

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A visit to your plant by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known by its acronym OSHA, can be the best of times – or the worst of times. Often, when OSHA arrives at your worksite, there has been an accident or injury that requires federal investigation. OSHA is the arm of the U.S…. Read more »

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Customers in the custom plastics industry chose quality as the top criteria for selecting their manufacturer of choice, according to a newly-released survey conducted by plastics manufacturer Ray Products Co. Inc. More than 90 percent of respondents to the May 2013 survey listed quality as the number one attribute they were looking for in a… Read more »