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Interview With 5S and Six Sigma Expert Brion Hurley

Interview With 5S and Six Sigma Expert Brion Hurley

Creative Safety Supply was honored to have the opportunity to interview a Lean manufacturing expert. In this interview, Andrew McCall of Creative Safety Supply talks to Brion Hurley of Business Performance Improvement about the concept of 5S and its implementation in businesses. Brian discusses the eight wastes of Lean, emphasizing inventory as a commonly overlooked

CSS Editorial Staff | June 5, 2023 | 5S, Lean, Training | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Lean, Lean Culture, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma



8 Ways Project Management Tools Can Streamline Productivity

8 Ways Project Management Tools Can Streamline Productivity

Navigating the rough waters of any manufacturing process is a complicated and difficult undertaking. Managing risks, costs, time-to-market, the communication across departments, and the other aspects of your manufacturing project can make staying organized difficult and slow you down. But you don’t have to go into a project hoping and praying for the best. Thankfully,

CSS Editorial Staff | September 29, 2017 | Lean | Agile, Lean, Project Management


The Six Big Losses

The Six Big Losses

Eliminate Losses When looking for ways to improve the profitability of a manufacturing facility it is important to look at the things you have the most control over. While it would be nice if you could just double the number of orders you have to fill, that is typically not going to be possible. What

Tony Ferraro | December 20, 2015 | Lean | Lean


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

Tony Ferraro | July 10, 2015 | Lean, Safety Solutions | 5S, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Six Sigma


Lean vs Automation

Lean vs Automation

Lean and Automation Working Together As production has advanced over the years, the techniques and technology we have at our fingertips to improve the speed and efficiency of the things we do have increased tenfold. On the one hand, a new and deeper understanding of lead times and how various elements of production affect each

Tony Ferraro | January 2, 2015 | Lean | Lean, Robots, Six Sigma


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

CSS Editorial Staff | December 24, 2014 | Lean | 3P, 5S, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean




Lean In Non-Profits

Lean In Non-Profits

Lean Six Sigma for Non Profits We always like to hear about people applying business methodologies and mechanics in arguably unorthodox ways or markets, and today I stumbled across a LinkedIn discussion that happens to exemplify exactly that sentiment. User William Falquero seemed to be onto something interesting as he posed a question for other

Tony Ferraro | September 2, 2014 | Lean | Lean




Lean Six Sigma Project Closure – A Guide To Seeing Efficiency Improvement Through to the End

Lean Six Sigma Project Closure – A Guide To Seeing Efficiency Improvement Through to the End

Completing Six Sigma Projects Lean six sigma strategies and principles have dominated the industrial workplace for roughly half a century, and for good reason. To put it simply: Lean works, and Lean “blackbelts” or experts improve the flow and efficiency of (primarily but not exclusively) production-based businesses using tools that are time-proven in their effectiveness.

Tony Ferraro | July 24, 2014 | Lean, Safety Solutions | Lean, Six Sigma


Lean Six Sigma – The 3 Most Important Tools for Beginners

Lean Six Sigma – The 3 Most Important Tools for Beginners

A Discussion About Methods and Tools That Are The Most Useful In Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma has absolutely revolutionized the way workplaces and production facilities alike are managed and laid out. Since the mid 20th century, transformations toward making businesses more efficient and less wasteful – measured in time, money, and more –

Tony Ferraro | June 6, 2014 | Lean | Lean, Six Sigma


3 Ways To Use a Staging Area In Your Business

3 Ways To Use a Staging Area In Your Business

In production facilities, the term “staging area” can have many different meanings specific to many different tasks. These may range from simple loading areas to complex intake and outtake centers of a business. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways that a staging area can be used: 1. Pre-Shipping Area Often, a

Tony Ferraro | February 11, 2014 | Lean | Lean, Staging