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Excuses from Naysayers of Lean Manufacturing
They remain unconvinced and say lean and continuous improvement won’t work with their operation.
A Conversation with...Tanya Bolden, Automotive Industry Action Group
Bolden, the director of corporate responsibility products and services for AIAG, will speak at NASF Sur/Fin in June.
Data Rich, Information Poor
Examine and measure large data sets to uncover hidden patterns and compare it with other finishing companies.
GBI: Finishing for March 2016—48.4
With a reading of 48.4, the index shows continued improvement since October.
Lay Off the Layoffs
When faced with potential layoffs, make alternative decisions to reduce downsizing your staff.
GBI: Finishing for February 2016—46.3
With a finishing index reading of 46.3, the new orders index has improved substantially since October.
A Conversation with...Jeff Smith, Electro-Spec
A former athlete at Notre Dame, Smith's shop was named the No. 1 plating shop in the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey
Climbing All the Way to the Top Shop
Lincoln’s owner Marc LeBaron is a fitness fan that thinks sound body, sound mind is good for business.
GBI: Finishing for January 2016—46.4
New orders index continues to improve.
Criminal action against California platers shows the heat is on.