Overproduction Example: Too Many Boxes! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a refresher, the definition of the lean waste overproduction is the manufacture/assembly/production of more than what is needed at the time. An example of where overproduction can be a) …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S, Standardize, and the Marching Hundred TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve covered the first three steps of 5S – sort (also here), set-in-order, and shine. The good news? Those three steps are everything you need to overhaul a work cell …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S and How Sort is Half the Battle TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember those G.I. Joe cartoons from the 80’s where at the end of each episode one of the Joes would teach us a life lesson (about nutrition, honesty, school, etc.)? …Continue reading →

Lean Oops! – Broken Truck Window TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I was greeted by this “There, I Fixed It” in a Tim Horton’s parking lot in late 2011, most definitely a modified steel plate cover for a broken window. This …Continue reading →

Lean Tools: 5S Will Revolutionize Your Workspace (Or Your Money Back) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is the first in a series of posts about the lean tools.) So now we know about the lean wastes and how they are the enemy of productivity and …Continue reading →

How a Pop-Top Can Lid is Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | So as I was perusing Twitter, this tweet came along from Carrie Wilkerson, the Barefoot Executive (author, host, and blogger): I can relate – my semi-typical breakfast is a can of …Continue reading →

Augusta GreenJackets on Good Morning America TAGS: | | | | | | | | | ABC’s Good Morning America sent Dr. Richard Besser on a house call to Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta GreenJackets, to identify office hazards, time-saving tips, and demonstrate the …Continue reading →

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