Reducing product giveaway – The Packer’s Dilemma

In the packaging industry, a common problem is Product Giveaway – also known as Net Content Control or The Overpack (or Overfill) Problem. I like to call it “The Packer’s Dilemma” because of two competing needs inherent to the business: on one hand, ensure that...

Turning field failures into supply chain leadership

What happens when a market-leading electronics manufacturer has a field failure? As you can imagine, it’s a big deal because it directly affects the manufacturer’s relationship with their customers. Too many bad experiences and you drive your customers away....

It’s time to evolve Lean Manufacturing…

Lean manufacturing is evolving towards increased incorporation of information technology into the effort. How are you evolving your systems to support this move? This evolution of lean manufacturing surfaced for me again recently when I came across this LinkedIn blog...