Phase 2: Business Case Building — Setting the Criteria for Success

Pat Klingberg Idea-to-Launch, Machine Design

In There’s a Good Idea in There Somewhere! we explored the concept of idea discovery and generation as the first phase of the idea-to-launch (I2L) process for developing custom equipment that reduces or eliminates ‘blind waste’ in manufacturing. In this installment, …

Phase 1: Idea Discovery — There’s a Good Idea in There Somewhere!

Pat Klingberg Idea-to-Launch, Machine Design

In Utilizing Design Process to Eliminate Waste and Create Custom Machinery, we began exploring the concept of using an idea-to-launch (I2L) process for developing custom equipment to reduce or eliminate ‘blind waste’ in manufacturing. In this installment, we’ll discuss the …

Utilizing Design Process to Eliminate Waste and Create Custom Machinery

Pat Klingberg Idea-to-Launch, Machine Design

By now most CEOs, CFOs, and manufacturing executives have heard of 5S, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing and the mnemonics TIMWOOD and WORMPIT. Why are they important? WASTE! The 5-letter word that haunts every business. Why is waste harmful to an …