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5S Factory Reset: Step by Step

5S sweep

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 productivity within the workplace adapting

Continuous Improvement In Manufacturing

Tony Ferraro, Continuous Improvement Blogger, Creative Safety Publishing. Details: Hear how to improve a process, increase safety and save money from Tony Ferraro. But, Tony says to make sure your customers are happy with the end product. Tony is a continuous improvement blogger for Creative Safety Supply. He’s experienced in 5S, Six Sigma, kaizen and

Respect For People And A3

Bill Greider of P4 Lean Strategy Consulting Details: Lean thinker Bill Greider coaches companies on using “A3” teams to do bite-sized improvements all around a company. With A3, businesses can fix near-misses, production inefficiencies and even customer complaints. A3 employs “respect for people” from the Toyota Production System. Scroll to the end of the transcript

Lean IT and Business

Steve Bell – Lean IT and Business Details: Lean IT expert Steve Bell helps solve the long-standing battle between a company’s goal of Continuous Improvement and IT’s perceived lack of agility. It’s a constant friction between managemeet wanting computer/network changes now, and IT wanting to slow the pace and do it right. Hear about Kaizen,

Do A Combustible Dust Test

Preventing Fatal Accidents at Work Details: Fine metal or organic particles can burst into flames. Dust explosions can happen in a confined space without notice. Hear dust and flammability expert Dr. Ashok Dastidar discuss a Go/No-Go test, and how to collect a sample of dust in your facility. Dr. Dastidar warns that dust which comes

Lean Success Stories

Matt Wrye says double-down on safety and efficiency with 5S and Lean Details: Matt Wrye is a Lean implementer, with a passion for continuous learning on all subjects related to business and Lean. He is writer and publisher of the Lean blog BeyondLean.WordPress.com. Matt has worked in multiple business positions, including HR, finance, engineering and

Starting Continuous Improvement

Jeff Hajek of Velaction on creating a continuous improvement culture Details: Jeff Hajek of Velaction talks about creating a continuous improvement culture, and what kind of structure a company needs to support it, in this podcast hosted by Antonio Ferraro. Mr. Hajek is the author of “Whaddaya Mean I Gotta Be Lean?” and “The Continuous

Kaizen Events That Rock

Mark Hamel On How To Implement Successful Kaizen Events Details: Mark Hamel is a Lean/Six Sigma implementation consultant and award-winning author of the Kaizen Event Fieldbook. Mark also created and writes the Lean blog “Gemba Tales.” The always-busy author is also the cofounder of another blog, “Lean Math.” Mark writes columns for Quality Digest as

The Virtual Suggestion Box

Rich Kneece of Vocoli on workplace communication and engagement among employees Details: The old suggestion box used to be a fair way for employees to offer ideas at their organization. However, over the years, it’s become a rusty, forgotten box with little hope of future use. In this podcast, Rich Kneece of The Massachusetts Technology

Starting A Visual Workplace, Pt. 1

Gwendolyn Galsworth Pt. 1 – Visual Thinking Details: Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, the president and founder of Visual Thinking, Inc., defines the Visual Workplace as “A work environment that is self ordering, self explaining, self regulating and self improving where what is supposed to happen does happen on time, every time, day or night, because of