Lean Production Characteristics

Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền Nowdays, a massive amount of data has been generated for every single second, which is increasing the need for data analysis. The data is not only in form of figures, but also in text. That leads to the term of data science in general and text mining in particular. With the text […]

Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)

NGUYỄN NGỌC HIỀN One of the improvement tools in manufacturing that defines an unique feature of the Toyota Production System is Quick Change Over, well known as the Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). Reducing changeover time is a major objective of this approach by distinguishing between internal activities & external activities, and thereby providing improved […]

Re-engineering Dust Collector in EVA polishing in Shoes Manufacturing

Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền Abstract: Not only is the data analysis important in operations excellence, but the engineering mindset and thinking play a crucial role to put an end on the problem as well as maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of concerned processes. The following example is a typical design-engineering problem in shoes manufacturing processes; specifically, […]

Visualizing KPI Dashboard of Operator Productivity

Nguyễn Ngọc Hiền In order to maintain the operator productivity associated with higher retention rate, a manufacturer shall measure its operator performance and make up appropriate incentive schemes for those operators who achieve the performance targets. This article not only shows how a practical performance measurement system was realized but it was also presented in […]

Inventory Planning Model

NGUYỄN NGỌC HIỀN Abstract: The complexity in managing the inventory in a real business is very prominent, which raises a need of model to logically calculate stock levels (such as safety stock,..). These stock levels were calculated by a dozen of formulas. To bring the formulas into the sun, I carefully connected one by one […]

Application of ANOVA: A case study in Footwear manufacturing

NGUYỄN NGỌC HIỀN ANOVA stands for ANalysis Of VAriance. The following post will show you the practical implementation of One-Way ANOVA analysis in testing the heating temperature on the surface of shoes’ outsole. Problem Background The quality of adhesive bonding applied in shoes production is heavily affected by the heating temperature. Not too hot, not […]