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OFS: One Piece at a Time

Posted: 03/10/2011 2:00AM

Office and healthcare furniture manufacturer OFS Brands practices what it calls one-piece flow manufacturing, which is an emphasis on single-piece manufacturing over batch production, according to Jeff Eckert, senior vice president of the Huntingburg, IN-based company .


Mapping Out a Plan

By Rick Hill Posted: 03/09/2011 2:00AM

Mutual Action Planning works by focusing the customer, and the plant, on eliminating roadblocks.


The Up Side of ERP

Posted: 03/09/2011 2:00AM

An owner’s guide to a guaranteed ROI. Seven ways to ensure you get the most out of your ERP software purchase.


idX Goes Lean

Posted: 03/07/2011 2:00AM

Utilizing a large workforce, idX Corp. manufactures store fixtures and custom millwork for a client portfolio that reads like a “Who’s Who” of retail, including Levi’s, Guess, Microsoft, Marriott Corp., Starbucks, CitiGroup, Coach, Charles Schwab, Old Navy, Gap, JCPenney, T-Mobile, Williams Sonoma and more. The company has eight facilities and offices worldwide, housing more than 1,700,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space.




Energy Efficient Woodworking Machines

By Mark Brownhill Posted: 01/15/2011 2:00AM

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that 47% of the electricity used in the non-metal fabrication industries is consumed by motor-driven equipment.


Smart Shop Setup

By Anthony G. Noel Posted: 03/19/2010 2:00AM

The virtues of linear thinking: Good shop layout is just a matter of lines and transitions.


First Steps to Getting Lean

By Tom Dossenbach Posted: 03/19/2010 2:00AM

What is your company’s current state of lean? Here is a lean audit for both small shops and large plants, to evaluate how you are doing.


Are you choosing the best woodworking software for you?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/08/2009 2:00AM

By Karen Koenig -- In addition to ease of use and flexibility, software users require a quick return on their investment.


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