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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

Tony Ferraro | February 18, 2016 | 5S | 5S




5S Products that Work

5S Products that Work

Proven 5S Products that Work When attempting to implement or improve a 5S strategy in a facility you will undoubtedly find that there are many different products out there that claim to effectively address 5S challenges. While many of them are great, others really just don’t get the job done. Using ineffective 5S products is

Tony Ferraro | October 27, 2015 | Product Spotlight | 5S



Kaizen Continuous Improvement – Ten Tips

Kaizen Continuous Improvement – Ten Tips

Ten Tips to Help You with Your Kaizen Continuous Improvement Strategy The Kaizen methodology encourages ongoing efforts to ensure continuous improvement throughout a facility. This improvement can come in many forms including waste elimination, improved efficiency, safer work environments, and much more. Simply say that a facility is employing Kaizen strategies, is essentially meaningless if

Tony Ferraro | September 21, 2015 | Kaizen | 5S, 6S, Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Kaizen, Six Sigma


Gemba Walk for Manufacturing

Gemba Walk for Manufacturing

Introducing Gemba Walk in a Manufacturing Environment Gemba walks are becoming a very popular and effective way for facility management and other key areas to learn more about what goes on within the facility. Gemba, which simply means ‘the real place’ or ‘where the action is’ shows those who don’t normally do a specific task how

Tony Ferraro | September 2, 2015 | Gemba | 5S, Gemba, Lean Manufacturing


Seven Simple & Effective Manufacturing Safety Tips

Seven Simple & Effective Manufacturing Safety Tips

Manufacturing facilities are an essential part of the global economy, but they are also one of the more dangerous places of employment. While there have been significant manufacturing safety improvements over the past several decades, many facilities still have a long way to go. Unfortunately, many facilities believe that it would be too costly or

Tony Ferraro | July 10, 2015 | Lean, Safety Solutions | 5S, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Six Sigma



Lean is Green

Lean is Green

Lean manufacturing principles have solidified themselves as a successful method of improvement in organizations across the globe. Increasing productivity through waste elimination methods continues to  be the golden ticket for many industries, but a separate by-product of Lean is in need of some attention –Green. Organizations everywhere are starting to notice their Lean principles produce

CSS Editorial Staff | December 24, 2014 | Lean | 3P, 5S, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean


Healthcare Floor Marking Policy

Healthcare Floor Marking Policy

A Complete Healthcare Floor Marking Policy Guide One of the fastest growing trends in healthcare today is implementing efficiency standards based on Lean 5S concepts which can be done by using things such as safety wall signs and photoluminescent tape. This is important because it can benefit hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities to

Tony Ferraro | November 26, 2014 | Floor Marking | 5S, Arc Flash, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Healthcare, Organized Workplace, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Social Distancing





Top 6 Losses in OEE

Top 6 Losses in OEE

OEE and Understanding the Most Common Areas of Loss Tracking your facility’s productivity is an important way to keep up to date on how efficient your business is operating, and how to make improvements. The OEE standard helps manufacturing companies keep track of how things are going, and identify where they are experiencing excessive downtime

Tony Ferraro | June 30, 2014 | Lean | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Lockout Tagout, OEE