5S – For Life & For Business

5S – For Life & For Business

Have you ever heard of the 5 S’s? The five S’s stand for steps that you can use to organize various elements of your life. Originating from lean manufacturing principles, and used by businesses and assembly lines, this process can be applied to nearly any organizational task. For the purposes of this article, we’re going to look

Value Stream Mapping Techniques

Value Stream Mapping Techniques

Tips For Ensuring Value Stream Mapping Success Value stream mapping, or VSM, is a process that allows you to get an overall picture of the flow of production on virtually any scale – from an individual work station all the way to the overall flow of your entire business and/or production line. What’s more, regardless

Quality Culture Is Key to Success

Quality Culture Is Key to Success

Good business leaders are consistently evaluating the quality of their business and the goods or services they offer. Many times this involves looking at various statistics, customer reviews, and total sales figures. However, more and more top executive leaders are realizing that the quality of their company has to do with more than just numbers

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a technique which is commonly used to analyze and design the flow of materials or information that is required to move a product from conception to the hands of a customer.  It is an important part of the lean manufacturing process and when done properly can help increase the efficiency of