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How do you increase production and improve profitability?

That is the number one question facing most manufacturers. The answer is often to increase overtime, hire new staff or invest in new equipment. Yes, these measures may increase production, but it’s more than likely that they will adversely affect profitability.

So how do we do it?

The simple answer is to focus on the production process […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Lean Manufacturing, OEE|94 Comments

Hyne Timber Announced Winner of the Queensland State Training Awards

Following a period of suspense at the Queensland Training Awards evening held in Brisbane recently, the Hyne Timber representatives were thrilled at hearing their company name announced as the winner. This is the third award in just 3 months for our Queensland client.

This award comes after recently being announced the winner of the North Coast Region Training […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|91 Comments

5S – The second step

Once you have identified the items that are required in an area, the second phase of the 5S program is to Straighten and Organise. Equipment and items that are required for production or work should be stored in a location that is as close to the place they are required as possible. This saves time […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Lean Manufacturing|92 Comments

Step 1. Sort, Systematise or Simplify

The first stage in 5S requires you to identify and clean every item in a workspace. It’s important to recognise what items are needed frequently, less frequently or not at all. Any broken items need to be repaired or disposed of.

This step also focuses on removing any dirt, rubbish or debris. This will simplify the […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|95 Comments

The outlook for 2015

Turmoil continues in federal government, and it’s not the ongoing leadership challenges that is a  concern to Australian business. Regardless of whoever the Prime Minister is, our leaders are faced with the challenge of delivering unpopular policy for the long-term good of the country. If some tough decisions are not made this year, the economy […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Business Growth, Uncategorized|82 Comments