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Shining is to make problems obvious

Posted by Flexpipe on December 10, 2014 at 2:02pm 0 Comments

With clutter gone and the storage area organized, the next step is to properly and thoroughly clean and paint equipment and work areas. This step is critical as a way of sustaining the improvements begun in the Sort and Set phases. Initial painting and cleaning requires a blitz task outside regular working hours, but after that a daily routine should be established. The entire team should participate in cleaning - but make sure that every team has adequate cleaning supplies and equipment;…


The ONE Thing needed for 5S Success

Posted by David Visco on October 27, 2014 at 10:36am 0 Comments

I'll never ever forget this one experience at a previous employer of mine. I had been promoted to a new role in a new department. I was in the job less than a week and showed up at the weekly Friday staff meeting with eight team members. My boss said to me, "David, please pass out the production report so we can review the numbers". I looked up in confusion not realizing it was my responsibility. He looked around the table at the rest of the group and slammed his fists on the table and…

visit us at The Northeast Shingo Conference

Posted by David Visco on September 22, 2014 at 10:32am 0 Comments

Stop by our booth at the Northeast Shingo Conference Oct 1 and 2nd in Springfield, Mass. All the details can be found here. http://www.northeastleanconference.org/


I hope to see you there.


Best Wishes

David Visco

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A case for 5S and Tool Control

Posted by David Visco on September 2, 2014 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

Today while touring a manufacturing facility I was shown the below image. As the story goes, the President of the company was looking for a tool in the cluttered Tool Shop area. After searching for quite some time, he eventually found the tool he was looking for only to discover it was broke. In his frustration he whipped it across the room resulting in the tool shadow you see below. The tool is still stuck in the wall. We laughed about the incident and I had to admit I'd never seen tool…




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Shining is to make problems obvious

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