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An Overview on Kanban Systems

An Overview on Kanban Systems

Kanban is an inventory and replenishment system that assists in determining what, when, and how much to produce. It is a scheduling system that maintains inventory levels used in lean manufacturing or Just-In-Time (JIT) production. When material is consumed, a signal is sent to produce and deliver another shipment. It is a ‘pull’ system of

OSHA’s Priority Areas in Workplace Safety

OSHA’s Priority Areas in Workplace Safety

The employer is obligated to ensure the workplace remains a safe place for the employees. He also has a responsibility of informing the workers of the various hazards within an organization. There are specific stipulations on how this is to be achieved. OSHA has elaborate specification on safety signs and appropriate markings to caution and

Best Practice Labeling Guidelines

Best Practice Labeling Guidelines

In order to perform critical best practice OSHA-compliant overhauls, implementing proper benchmarking for visual safety and/or lean management systems is the ideal solution for today’s production and manufacturing sectors. Have a Game Plan Once your team has analyzed and considered the scope of what your safety or lean program aims to achieve, it’s advisable to

An Overview on Six Sigma Technique

An Overview on Six Sigma Technique

Six Sigma is a technique of improving the output and performance of a process by identifying and eliminating causes of defects and ultimately finding the new methods to develop the process. The main hindrances to a quality process are the root causes behind all the defects which lead to wastage and low quality output. Six

An Overview on Kaizen Techniques

An Overview on Kaizen Techniques

Kaizen refers to betterment and continuous improvement in any area of process like manufacturing, business, nursing, management, etc. There are two elements of Kaizen: improvement and continuity. Successful implementation of this technique requires the contribution of all the workers in an organization. Every member has to be the asset of the organization. The use of

Mining Safety Training Is Important: Remembering the Chile Mining Accident

Mining Safety Training Is Important: Remembering the Chile Mining Accident

About this time two years ago, the world was watching and praying for a relatively large group of unfortunate miners (nicknamed “los 33”) who were involved in a cave-in deep in a mine in Chile and stuck there for what ended up being 69 long days. Due to mine safety and health violations throughout the

Practicing Lean Manufacturing to Optimize Resource Utilization

Practicing Lean Manufacturing to Optimize Resource Utilization

Optimum utilization of the available resource is a key goal in all organizations. The main objective is to ensure each and every available resource is channeled towards adding value to the set processes in order to improve the productivity of the organization. Lean manufacturing is geared towards this and its basic tenets include the need

Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety

Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety

Waste water treatment plants are usually operated by municipalities or private utility companies, and are regulated by the states wherein they reside, but their standards were enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (amended in 1986 and 1996), all local treatment systems are regulated so

Lean Manufacturing for the Monkeys?

Lean Manufacturing for the Monkeys?

I had an amusing read this morning.  A young Seth Godin acolyte named Luke Rumley wrote an article titled “Lean vs. growth” on his blog last week, stepping on some thin ice regarding his views on Lean. Almost immediately, Rumley inadvertently provoked the online lean gods, who sent down efficient thunder and waste-free lightning via

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