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Computer Technologies Program

1918 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94704-1021

General Phone: 510-849-2911
Financial Aid Phone: 510-849-2911
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'Leaning' the Machine - Connecticut Business News Journal

Manufacturers implement change with computer-based training systems Business New Haven 10/17/2005 Jennifer F. Delony New Haven's commercial history is rich with technological advancements in manufacturing made possible by the inventions of Whitney Avenue's namesake, Eli Whitney. Area manufacturers, while operating under many of the manufacturing premises introduced by Whitney, continue to use technology to evolve their business processes.Through the integration of "lean" manufacturing concepts by Web- and computer-based training, New Haven's manufacturing community is changing the way it operates.Lean manufacturing is a comprehensive business quality system that requires firms to examine all processes, from administration to the factory floor. Says Tom Burmeister, president of Wallingford-based Manufacturing Technologies International Inc., this philosophy is simply "common-sense manufacturing."Implementing lean manufacturing, however, takes a leap of faith," Burmeister adds. A manufacturing organization may not realize the results of implementing lean manufacturing for many months. It takes time for the impact of a change in process to filter through to the systems of measurement employed by organizations.Manufacturing Technologies helps show the entire manufacturing organization how to think lean."It makes sense to recycle and reduce spending on materials when possible, but if you're not thinking in those terms, it will not happen," says Burmeister.Once those within - more available