So, a couple of years ago at the beginning of the holiday season, we shared a poem called “‘Twas a 5S Christmas,” which turned out to be a really big hit with the Lyall blog readers. Well, this year, we came across an equally awesome article about that same favorite Christmas guy, based on a sister methodology: 6 Sigma.
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The Lyall team has been working together for over 50 years now. And for 21 of those years, we’ve been traveling together on our lean manufacturing journey. We’ve learned a lot along the way, but one the most important things we’ve picked up is how important it is to never forget the people amid the process.
After all, great lean processes don’t just happen; they require great people who operate like great leaders, regardless of their position in the organization. Following is a quick four-point breakdown explaining how we define leadership from a lean perspective at Lyall.
Pipeline pigging has to be one of the strangest (and most interesting) job names in the natural gas distribution industry. Pig launchers and receivers, two of the more common pigging supplies used in the industry, sound a lot more like something out of Angry Birds than pipeline operations.
As we roll into fall and temperatures begin to drop, we’ll soon be firing up the gas heaters to keep things cozy. What better time for a fun blog post listing some interesting natural gas distribution facts and figures? So, grab your hot cocoa and keep reading!
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.
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.