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Category Archives: Winning Culture

Principles of Lean Manufacturing – Workshop

Establishing a culture of continuous improvement has many benefits: Quality improves Waste is reduced Employee engagement and retention go up Costs go down Training leaders and employees in the principles and practical tools of Lean Manufacturing through WMEP’s Onsite Workshop […]

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Combatting the Skills Gap By Empowering Underrepresented Communities

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2019 1st Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey found that 71.3% of the U.S. manufacturers surveyed cited the inability to attract and retain skilled…

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Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement

Cost, Efficiency and Continuous Improvement Programs for Operational Excellence Manufacturers that are focused on becoming more successful continually find ways to improve, whether this means increasing productivity, reducing waste and environmental impact, or increasing speed and responsiveness. The result is […]

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Work Instructions

Work Instructions are the foundation for improvement efforts. Working with WMEP to document in hard copy, and/or electronically, your current best practices will help your company ensure all processes are well sequenced and organized. Work Instructions will help your company […]

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Quick Changeover/ Set Up Reduction

Quick Changeover, also referred to as SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies), is a lean manufacturing technique designed to improve your efficiency in your manufacturing procedures. Your organization will learn quick changeover/setup reduction methodologies and practice the set-up reduction principles […]

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Extend Equipment Life and Productivity with TPM One of the critical building blocks of the Lean process, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an easy-to-implement system that allows you to increase your equipment’s capacity by 25%-60%, reduce maintenance costs by 10%-50%, […]

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Problem Solving For Continuous Improvement

Is your company really good at solving problems because you get a lot of practice solving the same problem over and over again? Do you struggle with high variability/scrap, recurring issues, or inefficient business processes? Do you have customer that […]

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Quick-Hit™ Rapid Improvement Event – Kaizen

kai·zen  /ˈkīzən/  noun a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, a process to create more value with less waste, etc. Lack of capacity? Limited resources? Are you too busy to become better? Are there improvement […]

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5S System

The WMEP 5S System is a series of activities designed to improve workplace organization and standardization.  A minimal commitment of resources can provide an immediate return on investment. So even if you’re convinced that you’re too busy, there’s a solution […]

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Strategic Workforce Planning

Working with the WMEP, your Strategic Workforce Plan will help your company proactively build a workforce to meet production and internal demands. Benefits include managing attrition rates due to a tight labor market; proactively addressing the looming retirement bubble; ensuring […]

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