Lean Manufacturing-Common Characteristics Companies Have

2 min read A great number of studies have shown that we only add value for 5% of the time in our operations, while the remaining 95% is a total waste. Within a company these wastes have a direct impact on costs. Imagine what may happen if the 95% wasted time and effort was utilized well; it could do wonders for a company’s operations. Companies That Use Lean Manufacturing Techniques can reduce on the amount of wasted time …

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Lean Manufacturing Requires Consistency

< 1 min read Lean Manufacturing is considered a management philosophy which focuses on creating a better workplace by considering the expenses of resources for any goal rather than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and consequently a target for elimination. This Production Practice Is A Variation on the theme of efficiency based on optimizing flow, and as mentioned by Bryan Zeigler in Lean is Good; consistency is vital for lean transformation. This is …

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Keep Improving With Lean Manufacturing

< 1 min read Lean Manufacturing is not a simple process, and it can become more complex as each stage is implemented in a company. However, whatever stage a company may be in when employing lean manufacturing, they should constantly be improving. Most of the time, companies find themselves in a stagnated period, where they encounter a ‘too busy to improve’ syndrome. There are strategies that can be used to keep improving during the lean process, as covered by …

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Going Beyond Lean Manufacturing

2 min read For many years, Lean Manufacturing methods have been implemented in various companies, and its history can be traced as far back as the 1800s. Andrew Nicholson for Manufacturing Times addresses what companies should do next, particularly if they are well advanced in their Lean Manufacturing journey. Such companies have applied Lean techniques across their manufacturing operations, which have helped them trim down on costs, increase productivity, and some have even sustained a culture of Continuous …

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Enhancing Lean Manufacturing with IT

< 1 min read The reduction of waste through the use of Lean Manufacturing has been seen to be beneficial to various companies in particular those that are in the manufacturing industry. Lean thinking has become almost a religious affair due to the fact that conversations and philosophies surrounding the topic are given great focus, passion and intensity. As discussed by Gordon Benzie in The Increasing Role of IT in Lean Manufacturing, a hot topic amongst those discussing Lean …

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The Importance of Signs

2 min read Signs can be found in every part of our day-to-day lives. For instance, on the road one will pass by various signs that all give different information to help the driver or pedestrian navigate the rules of the road, and ultimately these signs guide them so as to ensure their safety on the road. Since signs are important tools used to safeguard people, then why not use them in the workplace as well? In the …

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Keeping Up-To-Date With Floor Marking Tape

1 min read Do you remember the days when paint was used to mark aisles, pathways and safety zones? Well, those days are long gone with the introduction of floor marking tape that adheres to floor marking standards. Every company that has strict and rigorous safety standards is now switching to floor aisle marking tape as it is seen to be the most effective, enduring, and inexpensive method for lining warehouse facilities as well as manufacturing facilities. Plus, …

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Incorporate the 5S Steps into the Business

2 min read Lean manufacturing environments are the areas that mostly use the 5S tool. It is a popular approach which has the main advantage of being simple to use. With lean thinking one will also find that the idea of a visual workplace is important. It is vital to organize tools, supplies and machinery, as well as create a space that can easily accommodate the re-organization of necessary and unnecessary items. 5S videos and 5S posters that …

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Health and Safety As Determined by OSHA

2 min read We encounter risks every day, from the time we woke up in the morning, to the time we go back to sleep; life is a risk. However, even though we face dangers, every so often we do not get hurt because we take preventative measures to ensure our safety. Our well-being is important, which is why organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were created to protect workers from harm or injury at …

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Employing the Benefits of Anti Slip Tape

Non Skid Tape

2 min read Employee safety is extremely vital in the workplace. Companies that risk the lives of their employees and still do not seek to implement any safety measures, could be risking the companies own reputation and profits. Employees that know they are going to work in a completely healthy and safe environment will worry less and work harder thereby leading to increased productivity in the workplace. However, companies that do not meet health and safety standards could …

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