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What's in motion stays in motion. Or does it?

Newton’s law tells us that a body in motion will stay in motion and a body at rest will stay at rest unless there’s an outside force applied. That force could be a sudden stoppage (the floor) or a sudden start (hammer). Gravity (also an external force, although not visible like the floor or the hammer,) could also slow something down.

Have you found this to be true on your shop floor or does human will play a factor?

Getting back to the areas of waste we’d been talking about earlier this summer, motion is a key factor here. We’ve saved this one as it’s one of our personal favorites. Yes, you’ve heard us say it so often – manufacturing is constantly moving.

Until it’s not.

Requirements 101

More than half of the manufacturers we talk to come to the table with more than enough challenges...

Can't See The Forest For The Trees

We’re going way back in time for today’s blog. The year 1546 to be exact. That’s when John Heywood...

The Quickest Decision You Make

No, it’s not software. I don’t need 26 years of experience to tell you that software is not a...

What does Data do for your Shop?

We talked last week about the basic requirements for Industry 4.0 in the middle market. You need...

Defining Industry 4.0 for the Middle Market

We were at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) show last week. The show was bigger than last year...

The Surgical Checklist in Your Shop

You may not be in the medical field or make medical equipment, but we could all take a lesson from...

Manufacturing and the Hostess

This summer, we’re revisiting a series on how to buy a manufacturing software platform. We’re also...

How to Buy a Manufacturing Software Tool to Manage Your Errors - Part 3

We have been discussing the use of technology to solve errors in your manufacturing shop. For...

How to Buy a Manufacturing Software Tool to Manage Your Errors - Part 2

As we’ve progressed through this conversation about how to buy a manufacturing software tool to...

How to Buy a Manufacturing Software Tool to Manage Your Errors

Last week, we discussed why you might need a manufacturing software system to manage and eliminate...

The Production Shop Ticket

This week, I had to go to the car dealer for a new battery on my car. This wasn’t where my trip...

The Structure In Your Shop - Part 2

Recently, we upgraded the security system at the office (some good information in that link as to...

The Structural Walls of Your Shop

This week, a neighbor's landscaping project got me thinking about how important it is to have the...

When an Alarm is not an Alarm

Opening the garage door recently, I heard an alarm. A beeping noise coming from my car.  Never a...