5S is Just Not For Us

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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 facility after their remodel and was unfortunately, not surprised by some of the comments I heard regarding 5S. I understand

Influencing Change — Building Culture

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Anthropology to the rescue Influencing change, building culture, these are the challenges that keep management up at night. However, with the right tools and philosophies, the challenges that once kept them up, will be a thing of the past. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), works to create sustainable development throughout civilizations

Lean Culture, Defining and Understanding

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Culture, like any other word in the English language is given a definition by the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. It defines culture as: “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.” This common sense definition is fine by most standards, but what about lean culture? Lean methods have been adopted