Jul 102016
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Manufacturing Process

Ever wonder how soap is made.  Here it is in all its glory.  It is always good to understand how different things are made and see how it can be applied to other things.  This video is approximately 5 minutes long.

Manufacturing Quotes

  • “If we reduce batch sizes by half, we also reduce by half the time it will take to process a batch. That means we reduce queue and wait by half as well. Reduce those by half, and we reduce by about half the total time parts spend in the plant. Reduce the time parts spend in the plant and our total lead time condenses. And with faster turn-around on orders, customers get their orders faster.” ~ Eliyahu Goldratt, author of The Goal
  • “A relentless barrage of ‘why’s’ is the best way to prepare your mind to pierce the clouded veil of thinking caused by the status quo. Use it often.” ~ Shigeo Shingo
  • “Why not make the work easier and more interesting so that people do not have to sweat? The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people’s creativity. People don’t go to Toyota to ‘work’ they go there to ‘think’” ~ Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System

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