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The Dangers of Combustible Dust within the Workplace

There are many hazards when working in factories, but a combustible dust explosion is one of the most dangerous. They have been known to injure and actually kill employees and devastate companies. Understanding combustible dust...
 
5s Supplies
 
Engineer looking at a 5S supplies checklist during maintenance work in a large industrial engine room
Engineer looking at a 5S supplies checklist during maintenance work in a large industrial engine room
Engineer looking at a 5S supplies checklist during maintenance work in a large industrial engine room

Lean 5S Supplies Every Workplace Needs

5S supplies are not just for those practicing 5S anymore. If you believe your organization has the potential to improve, this post can be extremely beneficial in your efforts. Time for improvement Now that the new year has had ...
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5S is Just Not For Us

No 5S Here The saying ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ still reigns true in far too many facilities. Change is difficult, especially when it comes to someone’s livelihood. I recently toured a fac...
 
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The Visual Workplace

What is a Visual Workplace? In simple terms, the visual workplace is a workplace that places critical information at the point of use, but lets take a closer look. Coined by Lean manufacturing experts, the visual workplace is a...
 
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5S: More Than Meets The Eye

The Lean manufacturing process known as 5S has become one of the most universally adopted tools of Lean. Whether your an office in the suburbs or a major manufacturing plant in the city, organizations have found value from usin...

 
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Bring 5S Home

The last thing most of us want to do after a long shift is to bring our work home with us. It’s a separation that is necessary for our livelihood, creativity and lets not forget, our sanity. But what happens when a functi...
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What’s in a Name?

The Name Game Does a name change who or what your are? In the Lean culture there are several names for doing the same thing. Take 5S for example. Depending on where you are it might not even be five and even then it might not e...
 

 
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Observing employees through the Hawthorne Effect
Observing employees through the Hawthorne Effect
Observing employees through the Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Effect on 5S

In the early 1920s and early 1930s in a small suburb of Chicago an Australian-born sociologist conducted some of the most famous series of experiments in industrial research. Elton Mayo would go on to become a professor of indu...
 
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5S Success, working together, keys to success
5S Success, working together, keys to success
5S Success, working together, keys to success

5S Success

More often than not the 5S method is implemented into an organization for the purpose of laying a foundation towards future lean methods. 5S is one of the most basic lean methods to implement, but it’s also one of the mos...
 
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Negative Impact of a 5S First Approach?

The common start to a lean transformation for most companies begins with the implementation of 5S. The Japanese methodology to minimize errors and mistake proof the workplace through seiri (sort), seiton (set in order), seiso (...