5S Factory Reset: Step by Step

5S sweep

3 min read In some situations, the factory tends to become unproductive, lacks efficiency and unorganized. This is a time for factory reset where there is a need to start afresh. The workplace may not need drastic changes; however, it is time to implement principal changes that will make a difference and restore …

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Simplifying Asset Management with Labels

asset tagging

2 min read It is important when managing assets, especially when they are customer owned, to be able to clearly identify and report condition of tooling and equipment.  In the case of customer-owned tooling, there are often agreements that the business is responsible to maintain their equipment, but in order to do so, …

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What is Process Safety Management?

Process Safety Management

2 min read Process Safety Management (PSM) is an analytical tool used to prevent the release of highly hazardous chemicals (HHCs) and improve safety in the workplace. As defined by OSHA and the EPA, HHCs are chemicals that can pose physical or health hazards to workers or the surrounding community. These chemicals are …

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Mining Safety: What You Need to Know

4 min read Visual communication is essential to occupational safety and this is especially true if the workplace is a notoriously hazardous mine. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires that mine operators follow safety guidelines to reduce the risks of safety hazards. Mines should also employ visual safety tools such as …

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The History of Kanban

history of kanban

2 min read The world-renowned carmaker Toyota began studying supermarkets in the 1940s. Supermarkets have a unique in-store system that uses in-store stocking techniques. Their system always provides for adequate amounts of products on the shelves without having to store excess amounts because customers know they can always return to the store for …

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The Concepts of Kaizen

Kaizen concepts

3 min read Kaizen is a philosophy, a methodology, and a way of mind. There are a number of tools and conceptskaizen utilizes to inspire the continuous mindset. Below are a few of our favorite. Management: In kaizen, management has two functions: maintenance and improvement. Setting standards and keeping them is an important …

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