Examples of Lean Manufacturing in Practice

The lean certification process has been in place for several years. Lean certification is similar to six sigma certification in that employees are trained through step-by-step learning procedures where one step must be completed before moving on to the next. Lean training has been implemented in many manufacturing situations and there are many measurable success…

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Women’s Dress in Vietnam

The simple answer to the question, ‘What do women wear in Vietnam?’ might be, ‘Everything except the burka.’ Today, on the streets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, one might see every type and style of western dress. Only in some of the biggest department stores or in the offices of the national airline…

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4 Essential Tools for Furniture Assembly

Finding the perfect furniture piece for your living room, dining room, or bedroom can be quite a challenge. After all, you want to find a piece that is comfortable and functional while also reflecting your personality. In addition, the furniture you purchase needs to look attractive within the room it is placed. If you plan…

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Glass and Stone Mosaic Tile

Success with glass and stone tile involves practical as well as aesthetic appeal. The latest trend for kitchen backsplashes and shower walls have been the combination of glass and stone mosaics. The GlassStone Series has a soft and delicate look. The travertine stone used in this Series is in its most natural stage with small…

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Did You Bring a Shovel?

Did you ever get in a situation that seemed impossible? In such a predicament that you have no idea which thing to do first? Kind of like Lucy in the chocolate factory when the assembly line is moving too fast. Me too. About 20 years ago, I was in an interesting situation. My sister Clare…

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Not All Slow Cookers are Crock Pots

My family has lived in the same house for the last 25 years. Styles have changed, the furniture rearranged (not my husband’s favorite mode of recreation), walls have gone through the colors of the spectrum – you get the idea. But, there is one thing that has not differed by even a fraction of an…

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