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10 tips to liven up standardized work

Posted by Flexpipe on April 28, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Our employees are responsible for the team’s success and management is responsible for its failures; to perform is always to be the best, optimize and do a better job tomorrow. In operations, we use standardized work, among other things, to always go further.

1.       Be accountable for your team’s performance

Originally, the manager generates an economic performance. This isn’t new (enunciated by Pete Drucker in 1954 in his book, Practice of…

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5S Complacency

Posted by David Visco on March 12, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

What do you do to keep folks from becoming complacent with 5S? I've toured companies that have maintained 5S at a high level while also seeing those that got bored with it. What does your company do to keep people enthusiastic about…

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Rotten Oranges

Posted by David Visco on March 10, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I read this interesting analogy the other day in the book Clinical 5S. Humans like to keep areas clean that they have personally invested time cleaning. On the same note a dirty area can spread to other areas. Consider what happens if you add a rotten orange into a basket of good oranges. In no time, the good oranges will turn rotten. Same concept applies to 5S and the workplace. Get rid of your rotten oranges and then maintain it to keep everything looking clean and orderly. If you allow…

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Using color coded cleaning equipment along with tool shadow boards is a great method for organizing your shop floor and sustaining your 5S Shine program. Our Custom Project Experts can help you easil…

Posted by David Visco on March 3, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Using color coded cleaning equipment along with tool shadow boards is a great method for organizing your shop floor and sustaining your 5S Shine program. Our Custom Project Experts can help you easily design these boards and help you develop a color coded program. Learn more…

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