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Today’s manufacturers are navigating and tackling various challenges. But above all, they want to identify areas for automation adoption, improve overall process efficiency, and run tighter, real-time cost controls.
This is where Lean manufacturing principles come in. The concept of Lean aims to reduce waste – and that includes both tangible and non-tangible examples of waste (time being one). Adopting Lean principles can help your business become more agile and respond more quickly to even the most unpredictable of demands.
So, where do you begin?
We were joined by leading digital transformation and experience experts Columbus and Episerver for a discussion of Lean with digital commerce.
We explored some Lean manufacturing best practices and how they can be applied to manufacturers who rely on commerce. In other words, what should Lean mean in a commerce world?
Product Strategy Director, Columbus
With an extensive and deep range of experiences across a broad range of industries, Kevin is well positioned to enlighten, motivate and guide a business through its selection and implementation of a business critical IT system. While he has experience in a wide range of industries and businesses, he is most enthusiastic in the topics of manufacturing and supply chain management. In his role he is fortunate to get the opportunity to gain insight into so many different businesses and the things that make them tick. Kevin is happiest when looking round a manufacturing facility, looking at unique products, unique manufacturing practices and unique problems that need an IT solution.
Solution Architect, Episerver
Gavin has 20 years of digital experience in Retail & B2B and has worked with Episerver for almost a decade as a Client, Partner & now directly as a Senior Solutions Architect specialising in Manufacturing & Distribution. With numerous digital transformation projects under his belt, Gavin is well-placed to provide insight and guidance on best practice and industry trends in the sector.
Deputy Editor, The Manufacturer
Tom Lane is the Deputy Editor of The Manufacturer. Tom joined the magazine from the Manufacturing Technologies Association, where he was the PR and Communications manager for 6 years and worked on the UK’s largest industrial trade show, MACH. He is an experienced journalist and has covered sport, music and manufacturing over the course of his career. Tom is passionate about promoting UK manufacturing and speaks regularly to industry leaders to help give this vital sector a voice.Solution Architect