One of the key tools used in Lean is the use of visual management. In manufacturing environments you may hear this referred to as the visual factory. When used effectively, visual management tools can help reduce waste in your process Continue reading 5 s & Visual Management: How well do you communicate?
I’ve released my new e-book 5s Simplified: How to Implement Workplace Organization and Achieve Success! Download it today at Gumroad! Bonus Features include a downloadable excel 5s Audit Template similar to this one I published last week and has already had Continue reading New E-Book Released, Get Your Copy Today!
If you’re anything like me, you see a million project opportunities in the course of your daily life. Getting a project idea from concept to win can be challenging at the least and at times can drive even the most Continue reading Turbocharge Your Ideas! Five reason’s why projects fail…
Incurable Madness…that’s the diagnosis. If you are like me, March is the time of the year when you have your work laptop open, your personal laptop open, the big screen, and the iPad all dialed into four different college basketball Continue reading How Using 5s Can Cause Madness!
It seems that as more and more companies adopt the principles of 5s that other “S’s” get added to the system. I have seen examples of using 6s or 7s as companies adopt the system and try and make Continue reading Other “S’s”…Does it stand for “Step”?
Sustaining meaningful change is one of the most difficult tasks that exists. There are volumes upon volumes that have been written about effecting and sustaining organizational change. When speaking about 5s, the Japanese word that “Sustain” is transliterated from is Continue reading Sustaining (Step 5 of 5) Step by Step Guide to 5s
The fourth “S” of the 5s system is Standardize. This is where people typically go off track and lose the momentum they have been creating with their success in the previous three stages because they hear the words “standard work.” Continue reading Standardize (Step 4 of 5) Step by Step Guide to 5s
This is from a previous newsletter a few weeks ago. To receive the newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter. This week my girlfriend and I rescued a dog. We named him Maverick (one of us is a Top Gun geek) Continue reading 5s Is for the Dogs…and you too!
The third phase of 5s is “Shine.” This is the one step in 5s that doesn’t really require someone to decode or transliterate it for you. Shine is simply put, just clean it! You don’t need an engineering degree or Continue reading Shine (Step 3 of 5) Step by Step Guide to 5s
When most business leaders hear about 5S, they believe that it is just a fancy housekeeping initiative. An audit or methodical examination of the 5S process reveals that it is far more powerful than simple housekeeping. Below are some of Continue reading Top Reasons You Should Establish a 5S Program