Creative Safety Supply Blog Keep current with news in the safety industry, find out what's
happening at Creative Safety Supply, and learn more about our
products. Browse news below to stay in the loop or search by topic.

Stay up-to-date with safety industry news, events at Creative Safety Supply, and explore our products. Browse news or search by topic.
EASY ON THE BUDGET. BIG ON RESULTS. - $200 OFF LT4

5S

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

Mike Wilson | August 30, 2012 | Safety Products | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing, Organized Workplace, Tool Organization



Funny Lean-Based Humor

Funny Lean-Based Humor

  Sometimes, lean and its components can be a little dry and serious–but that doesn’t mean the folks who use it are. I recently discovered a website (started by Lean Blog author, Mark Graban) that has funny lean memes, including humorous 5S, Kaizen, 3 Wastes (Muda, Muri, Mura), Six Sigma and PDCA sayings that go

Mike Wilson | August 27, 2012 | Safety Solutions | 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma


5S Principles

5S Principles

It is always good to refresh your memory with the basics of any methodology.  The 5s methodology is composed of Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.  Bogart McGraw in his article Introduction to 5S System, Fundamentals Explained explains that even though the system dates back to the Japan of the 1500s, it was

Mike Wilson | July 12, 2012 | 5S | 5S, Organized Workplace


Lean Misconceptions

Lean Misconceptions

Misconceptions in lean manufacturing are easy to make, but they are dangerous!  And anyone can misinterpret and misrepresent things.  Mark Graban provides a striking example of a misconception in his blog post Should Have a Question Mark: Inc’s “The Leanest Startup?” : “Inc. Magazine didn’t have the question mark in the headline, but I think

Mike Wilson | July 12, 2012 | Lean | 5S, Lean Manufacturing