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Spring Clean your Business Processes

Spring Clean your Business Processes

Spring is here again!  Spring is usually a time for fresh starts, new ideas, and that inevitable spring cleaning. However, when many of us think about spring cleaning we automatically think about doing household chores such as sweeping out the garage and cleaning and reorganizing the house. We rarely think, “Oh, spring is here, it is

Everything You Need To Know About the 5S Audit

Everything You Need To Know About the 5S Audit

The 5S audit Check or 5S Organization Checklist is a bench-marking checklist that assesses how well a factory or an office is organized. It is based on the 5S principles which we will discuss shortly. A safe and productive workplace needs structure and discipline. That is the crux of the 5S audit. It provides a framework that

Knowing About the 5S Principles

Knowing About the 5S Principles

The Kaizen or the 5S principles are one of the most successful business principles in use today. It is very versatile because it does not only help companies to enhance their performance within the workplace but in their personal lives as well. The unique aspect is that the principles can also be applied on a

How to introduce 5S concept in the work environment?

How to introduce 5S concept in the work environment?

As a concept, 5S is intended to produce the best results in any given work environment. This includes things like productivity and wasted time, the happiness and safety of employees, and of course the overall profitability of your business. The S’s themselves stand for sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. Unfortunately, 5S and

How to Organize Your Shop Using 5S

How to Organize Your Shop Using 5S

One of the easiest ways to keep things organized in your shop after a long day of work is to take the guesswork out of where tools should be stored. No one likes to start working in an environment that is disordered and cluttered. The video below demonstrates how to create tool organizer inserts for

Employing 5S Tools to Improve Efficiency and Productivity

Employing 5S Tools to Improve Efficiency and Productivity

5S as a tool for lean enterprise was developed by Toyota to transform the then infant multinational into a major global player. The transformation did indeed take place with very fruitful lessons to all business managers worldwide. The raging misconception that these tools are only applicable in large organizations with complex structures is ill-informed as

Lean Doesn’t Always Mean "5S First"

Lean Doesn’t Always Mean "5S First"

The other day, I wrote a post about an article I read by Bruce Hamilton on whether to start a lean program by using 5S. Today, I noticed Jamie Flinchbaugh’s lean blog, in which he cites his comments on that Old Lean Guy, Hamilton’s article, and he offers his concept that lean is more of

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

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,

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

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