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Climbing on Board with a New 5S Program

5S guide and poster

You’ve done it! You’ve chosen to start a new 5S program at your business. Get ready for quite the ride with all the improvements that are going to be cascading onto you and your employee’s shoulders as you climb on board with this well-known Lean manufacturing method. Those improvements don’t happen by themselves though, both

Getting the Most Out of Kaizen

Continuous improvement meeting

The term Kaizen comes from two Japanese words. Kai, which means change, and Zen, which means good. In the manufacturing world, this generally gets translated to mean change for the better, which is the basis for the concept of continuous improvement. Companies that aren’t always looking for ways to improve will find that they are

Lean Manufacturing + Just-in-Time (JIT) Production

Inside a Lean Warehouse Facility

Lean manufacturing just-in-time (JIT) production are two concepts that have quite a bit in common but are actually distinct strategies. Where JIT is focused on improving efficiency, lean looks to take using efficiency to help add additional value to the products that the customer is buying. When used together, these two strategies can provide many

5S Factory: Unlocked

factory with 5S work cells

5s is the organization of the workplace or a factory that enables the workers to control their work area and eliminate obstacles that hinder work. The 5s factory system originated from the Japanese work culture and is popular in many work places. There are immense benefits of this system and if implemented efficiently, it can

Change Your Company Through Strategic Thinking

Strategic leadership provides a way out

Strategic Leadership As the decision maker of your company, perhaps even the very company you created or help create out of nothing more than a dream, it is your job to stay the course and keep that ship on an even keel – in other words, profitable and stable. But now that the company has

What Does A Company Utilizing 5s Lean Management Stand To Gain?

5S

A lot of companies and organizations often don’t see the need for deploying the 5s principles. This is often attributed to the fact that a lot of them really don’t understand what they will gain by taking the steps that will help them in organizing and streamlining their daily routines. However, with the right tools and

Utilizing The 5S Principles In Lean Management To Your Advantage

Proper organization policies are very vital in any company that wants to run smoothly. This is because organization creates a smooth transitional flow from one process to another. One of the most common and popular methods of implementing such organizations in a company is the lean management method. It has, over the years, proven itself