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A 5S Template to Increase ROI

A 5S Template to Increase ROI

There are many benefits associated with the implementation of 5S. Below, we have created a list of the top ten benefits which may result in higher ROI’s (Return on Investment) when 5S is implemented properly. Creates Consistency: When 5S is implemented, consistency is created throughout the workplace. Processes, procedures, tools used, and even levels of

Re-Inventing the Wheel – Do It Just This Once

Re-Inventing the Wheel – Do It Just This Once

Safety incentive programs have been around for quite some time, and for most companies, they’ve changed very little since their inception. However, like everything these days, what’s considered “best practice” may change very rapidly, and safety programs have certainly seen several revisions in their time. What you’re doing right now could seem like a trusty,

Improving Workplace Efficiency: One Lean Step at a Time

Improving Workplace Efficiency: One Lean Step at a Time

I like to think of a working environment as one body of movement, a system of metaphorical cells, organs, and subsystems working together to create life. In business, this “life” usually comes in the form of customer value and/or product output, depending on the industry in which you reside. Just as we think about healthy

PDCA: How Can this Tool Help You?

PDCA: How Can this Tool Help You?

You may have heard of PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act), but how much do your really know and understand about it? Have you tried using this method in the past? Was it successful? If it wasn’t successful, what may have contributed towards its ineffectiveness? These are some questions you should ask yourself before making a true, valiant effort

Lean Eliminates Waste, Not People

Lean Eliminates Waste, Not People

When the concept of lean is implemented within a work facility there may be a variety of different responses. For instance, some people may be excited and respond by saying “we should have started lean even sooner, what a great concept.” However, there are also people at the opposite end of spectrum who simply cringe

Labeling Tangled Cables

Labeling Tangled Cables

We’ve all seen it before, large amounts of disorganized cables. Messy and tangled cables not only look chaotic but also make maneuvering, understanding, and replacing cables extremely cumbersome.  Whether tangled cables are located within a small cubicle area or in the back room of an IT department, they not only look visually displeasing, but may also

Safety Tape

Safety Tape

Safety tape is one of the simplest, yet most effective, ways to improve the safety of your manufacturing facility.  In fact, it is so effective that it is one of the highest recommended options for increasing safety in the 5s certification standards.  There are many different places where this type of tape can be used

Rack Labels

Rack Labels

Large scale industrial units are devilishly hard to manage. There are hundreds of employees working under an establishment and the number of equipment,  tools and machine components used are countless. If the tools and equipment are not categorized and stored systematically, then a lot of time is wasted in finding the appropriate tool or machine component

Important Information Regarding Foam Inserts

Important Information Regarding Foam Inserts

Foam inserts, as the name suggests, are used for packaging and filling out packages. There is a wide range of packaging foam available for this purpose. Today, one can purchase custom foam inserts in following formats: Polyethylene Closed cell polyethylene Polyether Polyurethane Neoprene Stratocell Foam inserts can also be made available in laminated finishes using

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

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

Warehouse Signs : Enforcing Safety and Ease of Operations

Warehouse Signs : Enforcing Safety and Ease of Operations

To those who are used to a warehouse environment, walking through the maze and sorting out the various items safely might sound like a walk in the pack. To the visitors or new employees it is a different story altogether. Huge warehouses can be quite complicated especially with the various equipments and different chemicals everywhere.

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