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Compliance with Pipe Marking Standard Is Easy As 1-2-3

Compliance with Pipe Marking Standard Is Easy As 1-2-3

Companies, businesses and industrial businesses are expected to comply with the ANSI or American National Standards Institute rules about pipe markings. The standards being imposed by the ANSI regarding pipe markings deals with the style, size and proper color as well as the quantity of the markers needed to promote appropriate visibility. Variety of Pipe

Project Management Best Practices Are Not Set In Stone

Project Management Best Practices Are Not Set In Stone

Managing your manufacturing project sets up certain expectations that need to be accomplished, and it’s often tough to implement a brand new set of tools or communication systems within your department or plant-wide when a job is time-sensitive, or the workforce is resistant to change. Keep in mind that your choice of best practices doesn’t

Does Lean Mean “Easy and Simple”?

Does Lean Mean “Easy and Simple”?

Mark Hamel’s Gemba Tales blog is one website to which I continually return.  Hamel is an accomplished fellow, and that comes through in his writing.  Without sounding haughty or pompous, Hamel can throw real-world examples into his posts, and the reader will come away with something they didn’t know before. So, when he was writing

Does Your Floor Look Ugly?

Does Your Floor Look Ugly?

Go into a lot of factories and warehouses that use floor marking lines, and you’re going to see some messy, scratched up floors. Forklifts are usually the culprit – they are heavy and constantly driving over the lines, pivoting on top of them.  This pivoting action causes friction, including heat and forces capable of compressing

Lean Doesn’t Always Mean "5S First"

Lean Doesn’t Always Mean "5S First"

The other day, I wrote a post about an article I read by Bruce Hamilton on whether to start a lean program by using 5S. Today, I noticed Jamie Flinchbaugh’s lean blog, in which he cites his comments on that Old Lean Guy, Hamilton’s article, and he offers his concept that lean is more of

Workplace Safety Rules and Regulations

Workplace Safety Rules and Regulations

Safety in the workplace is a sensitive issue and there are wide regulations and departments specifically dedicated to it. The need for regulations has been brought forth by the high number of deaths and injuries reported as a result of work related injuries. Workplace safety is broad and encompasses a number of several issues. These

What’s Your Problem?  Now, Go Solve It!

What’s Your Problem? Now, Go Solve It!

David Verble wrote a recent article titled “What Exactly is the Problem You Are Trying to Address?” for the Lean Enterprise Institute. In it, he addresses the idea of tackling a problem on an A3 and having a clear-cut, definable understanding of the problem before trying to solve it. He mentions the interaction with others

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