Vincent Howell CMfgE

Vincent W. Howell, CMfgE, is an engineering project portfolio manager at Corning Inc., Display Technologies, Corning, N.Y.

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Yokoten: Multiplying Lean Success in Ceramic and Glass Manufacturing

When properly implemented, yokoten thinking can continuously improve processes throughout ceramic and glass organizations.

The concept of lean manufacturing has continued to gain use and visibility on a number of fronts. As highlighted by Rick Spence, president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, in a recent article about a lean conference in Toronto, “Lean is often heralded as manufacturers’ best hope for cutting cost and regaining their innovative edge.”


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Value Stream Mapping: A Tool for Process Improvement

Value stream mapping is a useful visualization tool for improving manufacturing processes.

Continuous improvement is at the top of the to-do list for manufacturers in process and discrete manufacturing companies. Industries continually look for ways to improve quality, increase output, meet customer demand, and provide innovations to set their products and processes apart from the competition.


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Total Productive Maintenance: A Strategy for Your Lean Journey

Process industry operations can benefit from implementing a total productive maintenance philosophy.


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SPECIAL SECTION/BUSINESS GUIDE: Kaizen Events

Manufacturers in the glass and ceramic industry could benefit by implementing Kaizen events in the workplace.
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Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing can streamline glass and ceramic manufacturing processes.
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5S for Success

5S is widely used as a starting place for continuous improvement efforts.
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