5 Things I've Learned

5 Things I Learned: While Working on The Mobile Class 1 Laser Marking System

Pat Klingberg 5 Things I've Learned

ObjectiveDevelop a mounting system for a Mobile ‘Class 1’ Laser Marking System traveling over 30 inches (760 mm) at 20 feet/minute (0.10 meters/second). ConstraintThe laser marking mounting system must include an enclosure to protect the machine operators from the laser …

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 …