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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

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. To simply say that a facility is employing Kaizen strategies, is essentially meaningless

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

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

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

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

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

5S Sustain Work Instruction Examples

5S Sustain Work Instruction Examples

How To Sustain 5S Examples and Steps When conducting a 5S project, no one ever seems to really have much trouble with the first three. Sorting, setting in order, and shining are relatively straightforward and most 5S guides give aspiring Lean managers a simple step-by-step set of instructions for completing each. Then we reach standardize, and

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