What Is 5S And Why You Need It

What is 5S? This is a frequently used lean manufacturing term that may or not be understood outside of the manufacturing sector. 5S is derived from the Japanese words: shitsuke, seiketsu, seiso, seiton, and seiri; read on… The 5 Sides Of 5S These are very...

What Is Lean Manufacturing All About?

What is lean manufacturing all about? Very simply put, the lean manufacturing process is a comprehensive way to reduce waste of all types. It could be a waste of time or material, it is still waste; read on… What Is Lean Manufacturing? Many studies have measured...

Does Lean Manufacturing Work For Custom Injection Molding?

Custom injection molding has always been a fast moving, chaotic, and challenging business. It also has a high potential for profit, even today, despite the international competition and tight margins; read on… TITLE HERE You want to succeed, you see the...

Six Sigma Black Belt Compensation

How much should a Six Sigma Black Belt compensation be? Good question, one that deserves further analysis; read on… Six Sigma Black Belt Compensation One of the more ambiguous elements of a Six Sigma project is the level and type of compensation the organization...

Why Value Stream Mapping Is So Valuable

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there! Value stream mapping helps you to see just where your company is and where you are headed; read on… Value Stream Mapping Shows The Way Value stream mapping is a powerful tool to help...

4 Essentials About Continuous Improvement And Kaizen

Kaizen and continuous improvement are one in the same thing;  the name is Japanese and it has several subtly different meanings, but continuous improvement is best for our purposes; read on… Continuous Improvement And Kaizen A popular version of Kaizen is the...

Grandma’s Cupboard Used 5S Implementation Methodology

The 5S implementation methodology is a system to reduce workplace waste and optimize productivity by maintaining an orderly workplace. The use of visual reminders helps to achieve consistent improvements as well; read on… 5S Implementation Methodology The 5S...

6 Ways To Use The Lean Manufacturing Process

The lean manufacturing process is an ongoing work, with no end possible. This is one reason why it is not so easy to “define”, much less attain. Because it is a process, you are always striving to improve; read on… The Lean Manufacturing Process If...

What Is The Sort Part In A 5S Program?

Simply put: Do I need this, how often do I use it, does it belong here, where should it go? It is all about orderliness and cleanliness in the workplace; read on… Remember Your Bedroom? Most teenagers seem to have a problem with the first part of 5S–the...

10 Kaizen Event Steps For Lasting Change

Knowing the Kaizen Event steps is the first step to attaining lasting change in an organization. Having a successful Kaizen Event is certainly no accident; indeed, it requires considerable planning, cooperation and commitment. However, this is often one of the most...