Part 3 has arrived! If you haven’t been keeping up, this is the third blog post in our four-part series that includes tips on how to pick reliable suppliers. As we’ve said before, 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry has allowed us to gain a bit of wisdom when it comes to suppliers.
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We promised, and we delivered! Welcome to Part 2 in our series dedicated to helping businesses pick the best, most reliable suppliers around. As we mentioned in Part 1, over the past 40 years doing business with manufacturing suppliers, we’ve come to understand three important truths: (1) A supplier can make or break some of your most important business relationships, (2) great, trustworthy suppliers can be tough to find and (3) there are a few sure-fire ways to avoid winding up in partnerships with really bad ones.
Lyall has been doing business with manufacturing suppliers for a long time—more than 40 years, actually. And that’s plenty long enough to have become quite sure of three things: (1) A supplier can make or break some of your most important business relationships, (2) great, trustworthy suppliers can be tough to find and (3) there are a few sure-fire ways to avoid winding up in partnerships with really bad ones.
If you’re involved in the business world these days, you’ve probably heard the word lean a lot—most often in phrases like lean manufacturing, lean production, lean methods, and so on. But if you’re like me several years ago, you’re probably not sure what the buzz is all about. For more than a decade, we at R.W. Lyall have benefitted enormously from taking a lean approach to manufacturing oil and gas pipeline components, so we like to share our knowledge whenever we can. That’s why we put together this quick overview of an incredible lean manufacturing basics article we found on LeanProduction.com. Read on to learn a bit of lean lingo to get you started… and inspired!
At Lyall, we’ve been using lean manufacturing practices to build a better company for going on 20 of our almost 50 years in business. So, we’ve seen the impact lean thinking can have on everything from quality of life for our employees to quality of products for our customers. But, what’s even better, we’re starting to see all kinds of ways lean manufacturing is helping make our world a safer and healthier place to live. Here are three ways we think are particularly encouraging.
Since the new year is unfolding this month, we thought it would be a perfect time to check out a few of the more interesting natural gas projections flying around the industry and to share a handful of our own thoughts as we head into 2017. So, here’s a quick rundown of the latest good news (in case you’re looking for a mood boost).