Tag: Lean manufacturing

Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need to Keep in Mind (Part 2)

This is the second of a 2-part series on the implementation of AGVs on the shop floor. Things to Consider When Planning the Introduction of an AGV System What to Automate? First, companies need to identify a candidate process to automate, the material flow paths within the process and the load to be transported automatically. …

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Introducing AGVs on the Shop Floor? Here is What You Need to Keep in Mind (Part 1)

This is the first of a 2-part series on the implementation of AGVs on the shop floor. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around in factories as early as the 1950s, where a “driverless vehicle” manufactured by Barrett Electronics, in Illinois, could follow the electromagnetic field of a wire located in the factory ceiling or, …

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MANAGING BY METRICS Information management becomes mining’s greatest tool

Even the world’s most technologically sophisticated mining companies are coming to understand that people, equipped with the right information, hold the keys to success. In Nunavut, Canada, about 2,600 kilometers (1,616 miles) northwest of Toronto, a massive hauling truck broke down recently at the Meadowbank gold mine, threatening to cut production by 5%, which could …

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OYU TOLGOI: Massive Mongolian mine seen as a test case for ‘lean’ techniques

As the global mining industry pushes deeper and ranges farther for vital minerals, its leading firms are just beginning to adopt “lean” techniques – common for decades in manufacturing industries – for mining greater value from their operations.14 At Oyu Tolgoi on Mongolia’s vast, windswept South Gobi Desert, where nomads still watch over their herds, …

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Lean Manufacturing Best Practices Help Save You Money

Discover lean best practices to minimize manufacturing mistakes and improve the overall value of one’s company.

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