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Value stream mapping for a happy work place

Work life is today hectic for most, and businesses face challenges with globalizing and a highly competitive environment. With new technologies, things are changing fast. This puts a lot of stress on the work environment, and we know that this has an effect on people and their performance (Ijimker et al, 2007). My suggestion is […]

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Lean methodology – introduction

Lean methodology is a hot topic in the Stavanger region nowadays. Many businesses implement Lean in order to be more effective. This blog post is an introduction to Lean and its history. The Lean methodology is Japanese and started with Toyota Production System (TPS). Eiji Toyoda was on a three-month trip to the US with […]

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Master thesis 2016

When I started to think about a subject to my master thesis, I early decided to write about Lean, and came up with the following: How can the industry make use of additive manufacturing (also called 3D printing) in the context of Lean? 3D printing has been around for a couple of decades, but it […]