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Top Tool Organization Strategies for the Workplace

Top Tool Organization Strategies for the Workplace

You may not know it, but your facility could be losing hundreds of dollars every year in missing, misplaced, or stolen tools. By implementing a tool organization system your facility, work is done more efficiently, a number of costs are saved, and you can be sure workers can easily find the tools they’re looking for.

New Floor Tape Finder Helps You Choose Floor Tape

New Floor Tape Finder Helps You Choose Floor Tape

  Wondering which floor tape would work best in your facility? Do you need a basic vinyl tape, a heavy-duty tape, or something that can even withstand the pivoting wheels of forklifts? Not sure what tape to buy? Use our new Floor Tape Finder to quickly get the answers. Our web-based Floor Tape Finder will

The 5th S | Sustaining Your Improvements

The 5th S | Sustaining Your Improvements

When learning the 5S methodology, the vast majority of the time spent will be on the first four S’s. The last S, which stands for Shitsuke, or Sustain, however, is almost certainly going to be the most important one. Without this S, all the others would quickly fall out of use and the progress that

What is Yokoten & Why Don’t Most Companies Use it?

What is Yokoten & Why Don’t Most Companies Use it?

When it comes to safe and efficient operation of a workplace, most people are used to reading Japanese terms like Kaizen, Gemba, Gembutsu, Kanban, and more. Many companies, however, overlook the term Yokoten, and the many benefits it can bring. Barry Jeffrey posted an interesting article to the LinkedIn Group, “Gemba Academy,” where it generated

5S Program – Sort

5S Program – Sort

When learning about the 5S program most people can quickly see how it can be helpful and improve efficiency in the facility. The whole strategy is quite easy when looking at it at a high level. If you’re not careful, however, it can get confusing with the actual implementation. This is because some of the

Finding the Root Cause With the Five Whys

Finding the Root Cause With the Five Whys

The “Five Why’s” is a technique that is often used within the Six Sigma methodology to help learn more about a situation and gain valuable information about what is going on. While the strategy is called the Five Why’s, it doesn’t actually have to be exactly five. In some situations, fewer are needed and in

5 Workplace Safety Tips

5 Workplace Safety Tips

Safety Tips to Improve Employees Well Being There is a common saying that you’ll hear at safety conferences and industrial meetings, “A safe workplace is an efficient workplace.” It is sometimes changed around to say profitable workplace at the end, but in either case the fact remains that while the primary reason to focus on

The Difference Between 5S and Kaizen

The Difference Between 5S and Kaizen

When looking to help a facility run more efficiently you will find that there are many ideas and methodologies out there that are able to help. Two of the most popular (and most effective, when done properly) are 5S and Kaizen. Both of these concepts are quite similar, but there are important distinctions that one

5 Tips to Improve the Elimination of Waste

5 Tips to Improve the Elimination of Waste

Elimination of Waste Whether you are implementing a specific program like Lean or 5S to help improve efficiency or you are just looking for a way to eliminate waste in your facility, it is a good idea to look at what has worked for other companies in the past.  Fortunately, there is a lot of

Measuring 5S Performance – 5 Essential Tips

Measuring 5S Performance – 5 Essential Tips

Improve Efficiency and Eliminate Facilities know that using 5S strategies is supposed to improve efficiency and eliminate waste throughout the facility. This, of course, is a very attractive goal that every company will want to take advantage of. Unfortunately, many companies and departments don’t properly measure 5S performance, so they have trouble proving whether or

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