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Lean Manufacturing

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

Lean Manufacturing Can Enforce Safety Standards

Lean Manufacturing Can Enforce Safety Standards

Lean manufacturing has become a very important concept in business improvement. Most large organizations have devised tools and systems to help align their businesses towards lean enterprise and reap the benefits of improved efficiency and waste reduction. Most people associate lean manufacturing with business production unaware that it is a broad concept that can also

Kaizen – An Organizations Journey towards Perfection

Kaizen – An Organizations Journey towards Perfection

Quality and productivity in an ideal situation should always go hand in hand. However, where there is a pressure to perform they are always pitted against each other. Business managers are always under a lot of pressure to hit targets and increase their output; this has a resultant effect of compromised productivity. Customers, due to

Trying to Implement Lean Manufacturing? Educate Yourself First.

Trying to Implement Lean Manufacturing? Educate Yourself First.

I find that, when it comes to manufacturing, office, or healthcare implementations, folks don’t really understand lean when they’re first shopping the concept. That’s why it’s a good idea to invest a fraction of your time and money right out of the box toward quality education and consultation to help you get the right info

A3 for Lean Implementation

A3 for Lean Implementation

A3 image via Reliableplant.com Today, I was looking for a decent A3 problem-solving template for an engineering friend who was planning on implementing a lean program for his company, and I came across a helpful article on ReliablePlant.com by Larry Rubrick and a cool A3 powerpoint presentation at PowerShow.com (don’t hit download, just hit play).

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