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Respect for People and Continuous Improvement = Lean

Respect for People and Continuous Improvement = Lean

On Joe Dager’s Lean-based website, Business901.com, he and David Veech of The Lean Way produced a podcast in which they conversed about the two “over-arching drivers” that should be inherent in any successful lean implementation: respect for people and continuous improvement. In the podcast, Veech makes the point that the technicality of continuous improvement and

Labels Makers- Tools to Handle Your Business Label Printing Needs

Labels Makers- Tools to Handle Your Business Label Printing Needs

Effective marketing also means effective communication with existing and prospective clients, so every business should make an effort to come up with methods to establish a connection with their clients. If you are operating a business, you must be aware that one great method to achieve this is to come up with excellent signage that

Standard Markings for Pipes

Standard Markings for Pipes

There is a color coding system for the marking of pipes for convenience.  As much as this is not yet a compulsory requirement, it is however important that it is implemented as the benefits are far reaching.  This practice ensures that no pipes can be mistaken in any way. ANSI has given a Pipe Marking Guide which

Why Red Tags are Important to the 5S Process

Why Red Tags are Important to the 5S Process

If your company has embarked on starting a lean program to improve its bottom line, it is a very advisable that you will be implementing 5S into the workplace. 5S offers your production system an opportunity to evaluate its departments and find ways to speed things up, cut out extra inventory, decrease waste, and get

OSHA Aisle Marking Requirements

OSHA Aisle Marking Requirements

  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are requirements which help enforce workplace safety by protecting employees from various hazards. Aisles usually delineate areas of high foot traffic.  They are also very important escape routes when there is an incident. With the regulations in place, there is a guarantee that there

3 Tips to Help Develop a Strong Lean Culture in Your Workplace

3 Tips to Help Develop a Strong Lean Culture in Your Workplace

Attempting to implement and sustain any new plan, including Lean, in a factory or even an office can meet a lot of resistance or bitterness, depending on the climate of your work environment and the attitudes of your employees or coworkers.  Management almost always needs to be involved and educated on both the production processes

Different Options in Safety Line Marking Materials

Different Options in Safety Line Marking Materials

Safety floor marking in any industrial facility can attract your attention since these are specifically regulated to do so. These markings are meant to promote safety and good working conditions as a part of the company’s 5s or Kaizen program that aim to improve business and the workplace by dealing with things like waste reduction,

Industrial Safety Signs and Practices

Industrial Safety Signs and Practices

What is Industrial Safety? Industrial safety is the most important aspect while designing a factory. Construction architects and engineers of various industries such as process, product and service industries stress on the industrial safety systems and they place it as a centerpiece in their design. Industrial safety practice has evolved gradually over the decades starting

Foam Tool Organizer and Its Accountability in the Work Place

Foam Tool Organizer and Its Accountability in the Work Place

Every workshop has an inventory where records of all tools purchased are recorded. A look through the inventory indicates that most of the small tools and implements are usually recorded missing, broken or damaged beyond repair. While these may seem like negligible losses an accumulation in a number of years results into huge amounts that

Floor Tape Color Conventions to Improve Efficiency and Safety

Floor Tape Color Conventions to Improve Efficiency and Safety

Most efficient organizations employ the use of floor tape to safeguard the safety of all workers and visitors. There are immense dangers in the workplace and if any were to occur they would result to huge losses in compensation and human resource. To ensure that that this does not happen and to improve upon the

Get Lean with Pizza?

Get Lean with Pizza?

Some of the folks over at the Lean Forums were expressing their need for value stream mapping (vsm) simulation games, so lean consultant and author, Bob Petruska, explained the “Pizza Game” which he plays with his Schwan coworkers (he uses this analogy because one of the Schwan plants makes frozen pizzas). According to Petruska, they

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