May 2014 Blog Posts (4)

5S Rewards Program

Does your company have a rewards and recognition program for your 5S initiative? If so, how does it work? What have seen that works well and what improvement suggestions do you have? Thanks for sharing.

 

David Visco

5S Best Practices

 

Added by David Visco on May 22, 2014 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Tip for a Successful Red Tag program

Often times, the initial red tag event is one with energy and success. The team gets together and removes a bunch of junk and unecessary items from the area. Common practice is to move it all off to a designated Red Tag Area where decision makers will disposition the items. Regretably, the first go around is also the last. The Team fails to designate an owner to the area with the sole responsibility to ensure materials are moving out of the area on a timely basis.

For the red tag…

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Added by David Visco on May 19, 2014 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Sustaining Workshop

Montreal, May 31. A Sustain Lean Workshop led by Mike McCarthy, the author of Sustain Your Gains - The People Side of Lean - Six Sigma. 

 

"One of the most common complaints heard during a lean transformation is 'We cannot seem to sustain the changes that have been made," from a 2012 newsletter of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. 

 

Find out how to prevent the waste of unsustained gains in this workshop,presented as part of the Institute of Industrial…

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Added by David Visco on May 14, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Have you thought about the efficiencies you would gain if you could make your order packing stations and shipping workstations totally mobile and portable in your warehouse? Converting a stationary w…

Have you thought about the efficiencies you would gain if you could make your order packing stations and shipping workstations totally mobile and portable in your warehouse? Converting a stationary workplace to a mobile one is an easy, economical way to increase productivity.

Businesses that convert to mobile computer cart workstations report higher capacities, reduced infrastructure costs, and more productive employees. Used by Amazon, TJ Maxx, MSC to improve their…

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Added by David Visco on May 13, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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