Manufacturing Resource Library

Value Stream Mapping Guide

Value stream mapping is a primary tool in Lean Manufacturing. It is defined as a systematic approach in identifying and eliminating waste. This PDF document outlines the value stream mapping process in simple language. You can follow step by step to implement this in your facility.  …
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Persona Template Worksheet

Diving deeply into who your customers and prospects are helps you craft marketing messages strategy that adds value throughout the customer lifecycle. Taking the time to gather input regularly on what your customers want, and how they think and feel will greatly enhance your marketing efforts. Gathering input not…
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LEAN TOOLS – Hour By Hour Chart (Hybrid)

One of the most important aspects of Lean Manufacturing involves having teams measure their own output and quality. An OEM (original equipment manufacturer) like Henry Ford could easily help their teams identify the pace (takt time) by simply dividing the available time by the demand. An hour by hour…
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GDPR Impacts on US Based Companies

On May 25, 2018, the European Union (“EU”) implemented the most robust regulation of privacy data that the digital world has ever seen—commonly known as the General Data Protection Regulation, or “GDPR.” If you’re curious about how GDPR might affect your manufacturing company, take a look at this useful…
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Career Path Development Model Sample

Many employers focus on salary and benefit packages as a way to attract new hires and retain existing employees. Smart companies know they need to offer more. But what? There are many theories on employee engagement and recognition. Career planning for employees is one of the ways…
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LEAN TOOLS – Equipment Effectiveness Calculation Sheet

Free Equipment Effectiveness Calculation Sheet This form allows you to review your existing equipment and determine how it is performing. Use this tool to understand your non-value added time for equipment, whether that is set-ups and adjustments, downtime, or idle time. Review the availability and quality rate of your equipment.
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LEAN TOOLS – 5S Zone Audit Form

Free 5S Audit Form This free downloadable form will help you answer the question, why should I do a 5S audit? Once you are able to complete an audit, and make it a regular practice, you can improve safety, cleanliness, and help your business to grow. The form allows you to…
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