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Conflict is the Root of All Waste

Posted by David Visco on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

As the VP of the AME Northeast Region #@ameconnect I get to meet thought leaders locally and from around the county. This past Tuesday Scott Gauvin from Macresco provided our AME Members with a fantastic workshop "Conflict is the Root of All Waste". 

Gauvin stated that "for every $10,000 spent on labor, $3500 of it is waste due to unresolved conflict". Throughout the day he…


Room reorganization

Posted by Brian Milligan on April 20, 2016 at 12:23pm 9 Comments

The former Shipping and receiving office was in neglect and disarray. It is currently used by New Business Development. The room has been recently cleaned and reorganized.

Why 5S Fails - a quick and easy solution

Posted by David Visco on April 18, 2016 at 4:39pm 0 Comments

5S start and stop happens more times than I'd like to admit. I've talked to hundreds of practitioners over the years and most know what the problem is - lack of management support. While this is an obvious answer it's by no means the only one. There are many causes for a 5S program to fail. A significant part of management support that often get's overlooked is the need to hold people accountable. It's the missing ingredient. 

If for example, a manager sees…



Floor Tape Recommendation?

Started by Kate Griffin in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Kate Griffin Apr 18. 2 Replies

I have newly installed smooth concrete floors. What’s the best type of heavy duty tape to use?Continue

REquire examples from cermaic industry

Started by Hemang Kelaiya in Community Feedback Sep 13, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi,  I am guiding a team at ceramic industry for 5S, currently in our region there is no such industry which we can consider as benchmark. So if anyone has good example for such type of industry then…Continue

Some Glimps for best office 5S required for reference

Started by Deepak Kumar in Ask the Expert Aug 5, 2015. 0 Replies

Some Glimps for best office 5S required for referenceContinue

5S ROI - can you measure it?

Started by David Visco in Ask the Expert. Last reply by David Visco Jul 31, 2015. 7 Replies

Like it or not, many senior managers look to the bottom line with regards to any new project. While 5S should never be considered a project we all know it's easily considered as such. With that in…Continue


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