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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…


5S Webinar subject

Posted by David Visco on August 18, 2014 at 11:50am 3 Comments

What subject would interest you for a 20 - 30 minute FREE 5S Webinar? Let us know and we'll tally the data and develop the webinar from one of our 5S Experts.

Creating Visual Management Systems

Posted by David Visco on August 4, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

AME is hosting a Creating Visual Management Systems workshop on September 4th at General Cable in Manchester. General Cable has a fantastic visual management system. Here are the details. Make sure to stop by and say "hi" to me. Click here for more details





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Which 5S Audit scoring format do you use?

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