Key Ingredients for the Success of a Continuous Improvement Team

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The Must-Have Guide To Creating A Stellar Continuous Improvement Program The idea of continual improvement is one that underlies nearly all modern manufacturing philosophy, especially those associated with Lean. Continuous improvement programs seek to make small but constant adjustments to your business that increase efficiency and reduce waste – the idea can be applied to

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 and what causes combustible dust explosions is the first step toward identifying hazards and protecting companies against these deadly disasters.

5S Supplies You Need: Foam Organizers

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A crucial and fundamental part of any 5S implementation is the organization of the items you use on a daily basis. Having your important items where you need them, when you need them is an essential piece of why we do 5S in the first place. The goal is to continuously be working towards eliminating

Lean 5S Supplies Every Workplace Needs

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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 some time to settle in, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do

10 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change

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As organizations continue to evolve and work their way through the continuous improvement process, it is their employees resistance to change that is a major factor in determining their success. After all, it is human nature to resist change, especially when it comes to our work and everyday activities. Individuals like familiarity and consistency. Change

The Visual Workplace

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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 concept that focuses on visual cues around the workplace in order to reveal critical information. Through

Hello Safety, My Name Is Lean

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Nice To Meet You The two biggest waves to hit the American workplace in recent years are Lean and improved safety agendas. Both have revolutionized the workplace leading to safer, more productive and efficient organizations everywhere. One doesn’t necessarily always lead to the other, but in the case of Lean, organizations are seeing tremendous improvements

Another Recall For Toyota

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The Lean Leader braces for its latest recall Once again, the father of Lean manufacturing is making headlines for the wrong reasons. The automaker has yet another recall on some of their best selling models, opening the door again for scrutiny and criticism regarding their Lean methods. Toyota’s Lean manufacturing techniques have become so popular