Applying Lean Principles in Process Industries

Interested in some outside perspective on applying Lean and Six Sigma process improvements in a Process Manufacturing environment? In, Applying Lean Principles in Process Industries, posted recently by Reliable Plant, the author puts forth the argument that although Lean and Six Sigma were pioneered by discrete manufacturers, the principles can be applied in a Process Manufacturing environment as well, stating,…

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House Passes Measure to Maintain Tractor-Trailer Sizes

Potential changes in legislation could dramatically affect the nature of transportation costs associated with logistic and supply chain operations. Last week CNN ran a report highlighting the passing of a house measure maintaining current tractor-trailer sizes and weights for three years. The House committee is waiting three years until a study can be completed on the potential costs incurred by…

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