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Category Archives: Process Improvement

“A Smashing Success” Heiden Inc. uses WMEP’s PRA® to find a multitude of solutions.

Heiden Inc. has forged a long-standing relationship with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions through multiple projects and services that have had wide-ranging positive effects on the Manitowoc custom manufacturer’s overall operations and performance. Heiden’s partnership with WMEP has evolved over more than […]

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Marsh Electronics reduces lead times, increases volume and realizes additional dramatic results thanks to QRM

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1937, Marsh Electronics Inc. is a distributor for many lines of electrical and electronic products. The company also provides value-added solutions using in-house wiring and assembly operations.  Marsh serves various markets, including food and beverage, energy, […]

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Cher-Make Sausage Co. successfully tackles quality standards in narrow production window

          COMPANY PROFILE: For three generations Cher-Make Sausage Co. in Manitowoc has kept true to a tradition of more than 90 years of authentic sausage making. This commitment has served both its customers and employees well, […]

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Wiscon uses Value Stream Mapping to identify waste and create better than expected improvements

COMPANY PROFILE: Wiscon Products is a contract manufacturer in Racine that manufactures complex CNC components from bar stock. Its expertise is highly complex, close tolerance and difficult to manufacture CNC-machined parts for the hydraulic, aerospace, automotive and construction industries. Wiscon […]

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Baker Manufacturing uses 5S, Plant Layout and Lean to streamline growth.

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1873, Baker Manufacturing Co. LLC is located in Evansville, Wisconsin, and consists of three divisions: Baker Casting Division; which pours gray and ductile iron castings; Haight Pump Division, which produces gear pumps; and Baker Water Systems […]

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Training Within Industry (TWI) Part 3: Scientific Thinking Enables Innovation and Teamwork

Posted by Rachel Miller Toyota Kata–a structured approach for creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement–had its beginnings in manufacturing. The word Toyota refers to the Japanese carmaker’s renowned production system methods and tools. A Kata is a routine practiced so its pattern becomes a […]

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Ed Selvoski

Consultant – Six Sigma Black Belt 920.918.6871 | [email protected] Ed brings 25 years of blended experience from starting as a machine operator to working his way to his most recent role as an Operations Manager. He has a true passion […]

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5 Leadership Essentials for Lean Success

AUG 05, 2020 The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) defines people-centric leadership (PCL)as a culture in which every day, everyone goes home feeling fulfilled by pursuing excellence and everybody flourishes. All too often, PCL is missing from lean, causing many […]

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A need for expansion leads to increased flow, response times and reduction of non-value-added activities along with a plan for future growth.

Company Profile: Founded in 1970, US Aluminum is a privately held manufacturer of rain gutter accessories and leaf protection products. The company manufactures hangers, gutter guards, fasteners, outlets, end caps and sealants. US Aluminum employs about 45 people at its […]

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Turning up the Heat: A commitment to continuous improvement

Company Profile: West Milwaukee-based International Thermal Systems is essentially a conglomeration of four companies – LTG Technologies, which manufactures industrial ovens, washers and dryers used in manufacturing processes; Continental Equipment Corp., a unit that produces an industrial parts washer line; […]

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