5S Supplies Improve Safety and Organization in Auto Repair Shops

5S Supplies Improve Safety and Organization in Auto Repair Shops

A few months ago Creative Safety Supply donated a variety of 5S supplies to an auto shop at Portland Community College. CSS also worked with the college to help make their facility safer and more efficient. You can read more about the changes made here. After I seen the success of this project I decided

5S Tools and Blueprint Used In My Last 5S Project

5S Tools and Blueprint Used In My Last 5S Project

When re-organizing or changing up your work floor or operations setup, you can have a potentially massive task on your hands. The problem with “potentially massive” projects is that they tend to easily become overwhelming, leading many to one of two undesirable outcomes: A) You take shortcuts and end up with a sort of half-result

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

Water Resistant Label Printer

Water Resistant Label Printer

Label printers come in all shapes and sizes; however, they are not all created equal. The capabilities of label printers vary widely depending upon their intended usage. For instance, some label printers are very small and compact and feature a typing pad right on the actual labeler. These types of label printers offer the convenience

10 Continuous Improvement Strategies that Work!

10 Continuous Improvement Strategies that Work!

Continuous improvement is the task of frequently seeking out ways to improve processes, products, or services. However, it is important to remember that persistence and perseverance are vital when it comes to the ongoing and ever-changing task of continuous improvement. For instance, when cell phones first came out they were oversized, bulky, offered less than

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

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

Floor Tape Color Conventions to Improve Efficiency and Safety

Floor Tape Color Conventions to Improve Efficiency and Safety

Most efficient organizations employ the use of floor tape to safeguard the safety of all workers and visitors. There are immense dangers in the workplace and if any were to occur they would result to huge losses in compensation and human resource. To ensure that that this does not happen and to improve upon the

Helpful Resources