Lean Automation vs. Not Lean

A look at lean automation vs not lean in a manufacturing operation. A look at SMED, Poka-Yokes, Self Diagnostics, Footprint, Portability, Access for Maintenance, Process Flow, Reducing WIP & Inventory, Visual Workspace & Ergonomics.

Status Quo or Innovative Technologies

Following the status quo has never pushed people to greatness.  Imagine if things always stayed the same, there would be no iPhones or iPods, no cell phones or pda’s, no electric vehicles or vehicles period. …