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Thomas R. Cutler
By Thomas R. Cutler
Industrial Journalist Thomas R. Cutler Profiles Lean Mfg

In the current issue of Business Excellence, Thomas R. Cutler explored the relationship between a Kaizen event and system integrators. The article, titled, “The Role of Expert System Integrators for Best Practice,” Cutler explained the majority of system integrators in material handling can be described as order-takers. Rather than actively seeking all the possible integrated automation solutions for the end-user customer, products are ordered, delivered, and installed.
Trilogiq USA, based in Livonia, Michigan, pioneered the holistic team consultative approach using an evaluation methodology. Lean manufacturing is an elevated concept, yet much of the waste to be eliminated and continued process improvement can be made in the very smallest incremental improvements. Strategically planning to work with a singular expert system integrator to analyze, assess, and acquire the best overall integrated solutions may reveal something as simple as tubing selection to achieve lean best practice results.
According to Cutler, “Kaizen is a daily process, the purpose of which goes beyond simple productivity improvement. It is also a process that, when done correctly, humanizes the workplace, eliminates overly hard work, and teaches people how to perform experiments on their work using the scientific method and how to learn to spot and eliminate waste in business processes. The process suggests a humanized approach to workers and to increase productivity.”
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About TR Cutler, Inc. and Thomas R. Cutler
TR Cutler, Inc. ( was founded by Thomas R. Cutler fifteen years ago. Maintaining extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide, TR Cutler, Inc. has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded Manufacturing Media Consortium in the 1999. Cutler is the author of several books and has become the “go to” resource among those who write about manufacturing and distribution.
Cutler is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, American Society of Business Publication Editors, and Committee of Concerned Journalists, as well as author of more than five hundred feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing sector.
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