Inside Alibaba's Smart Warehouse Staffed by Robots
Alibaba's smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work. They can carry up to 500 kilograms above them around the warehouse floor. They have special sensors to avoid colliding into each other and they can be summoned using wifi. When they run out of battery, they can take themselves to a charging station. A five minutes charge can power them for 4/5 hours. Source: Youtube
Vision Picking at DHL - Augmented Reality in Logistics
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has successfully carried out a pilot project testing smart glasses in a warehouse in the Netherlands as a first step in their Augmented Reality journey. In cooperation with DHL customer Ricoh and leading wearable computing solutions expert Ubimax, the technology was used to implement ‘vision picking’ in warehousing operations. Source: Youtube
Industry 4.0 in the Volkswagen Group
Succeeding in the next millennium industrial era entails all companies to define and shape their core value drivers, enabled by digital technologies. Industry 4.0 has emerged as the solid solution that digitises and integrates processes vertically across the entire organisation, from product development and purchasing, through manufacturing, logistics and service. Find out more on how Volkswagen Group has digitised all processes for output maximisation while sustaining the quality of its products. Source : YouTube
Ebmpapst Shares on Industry 4.0 Implementation with Distinctive Benefits
Ebmpapst is the world's leading manufacturer of electric motors and fans. It was established in 1963. The headquarters is located in Mulfingen, Germany and has 25 production facilities. Embpapst has digitilised its vertical operation processes which has a significant advantage over competitors. Source : YouTube
Lean Implementation at The BoxMaker
Lean initiatives at The BoxMaker was designed to reduce cost and ultimately enhance efficiency. The business operations are improvised on daily basis for better solutions towards cost saving and customer satisfaction. Lean helps this company to stay competitive by providing quality products to meet customer expectation. Source : YouTube
Ingredient To Success : Humanised Approach To Motivate Employees
Wellmade Motors and Development Corporation has introduced productivity programmes to its employees as an attempt to resolve discipline issues that hinders this company to gain more profit. “Punctuality Tracking System” is one of the initiatives that was developed by the management and employees with the purpose of reducing and eventually eliminating tardiness. Find out more on how this system works. Source : YouTube
FastCap Really Go For Lean
Amazing video which demonstrates on Lean ways at FastCap that can be applied to minimise waste towards better results. Through Lean, warehouse is managed effectively which speeds up the process of product delivery to customers. Get ideas to improve daily operations through this video. Source : YouTube
Lean Helps University Health Network (UHN) To Improve Waiting Time
UHN implemented Lean since 2014 with the aims to minimise waste and focus on value added jobs. New improvements in daily operations are introduced for reducing patients’ waiting time. UHN managed to reduce 30 percent of waiting time after implementing Lean at workplace. Source : YouTube
Sharing of Best Practices through Business Excellence CEO Forum
8 September 2016 : This forum serves as a platform to share knowledge and experiences from Business Excellence practitioners on best practices in managing organisational resources and performance towards sustainability. Eleven companies received the Malaysia Productivity Innovation Class (MPIC) certification for achieving the outstanding performance score based on Malaysia Business Excellence Framework (MBEF).
Sharing of Best Practices on Modernising Business Licensing (MBL) initiative
1 September 2016 : Two officers from Raub District Council and Pekan District Council shared their best practices in speeding up the process of business license approvals. Both of the presenters agreed that this initiative has allowed the business community to be able to conduct their transactions and activities more productively and easily, thereby leading to reductions in business costs.
Best Practices Sharing through International Conference on Public Sector Productivity
10 August 2016 : The CEO of City of Melville, Western Australia, Dr. Shayne Silcox urged that innovation is the way to remain relevant and to provide effective and efficient public service delivery. During his presentation, he further explained that about 25 percent of time is spent on not working on any tasks, such as sick leaves or arriving late to work. In this regards, eliminating waste at work is required for continuous improvement.
The importance of LEAN management at the timber industry of Malaysia
May 2016 : YBhg. Dr. Jalaludin Harun, Director-General of Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) shared his thoughts on how Lean is able to enhance productivity and reduce wastages at the firm level. The collaboration between MPC and MTIB in lean implementation at 14 furniture manufacturers managed to reduce waiting time and reject rate by 5,000 hours and 60 percent respectively. This initiative is able to address the issue of high foreign worker dependency in the timber industry.
Recognising Productivity Champions for productivity enhancement at firm level
10 May 2016 : A total of 20 experts and institutions had been recognised by Malaysia Productivity Corporation as the productivity champions for their efforts in implementing productivity initiatives at the workplace. Sharing the experiences on this achievement, Puan Nor Laila from the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) agreed that LEAN has benefited MTIB’s companies in terms of maximising workforce utilisation and waste reduction.