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Mass Production & Lean: What’s the difference?

Mass Production & Lean: What’s the difference?

Mass production is not considered to be a Lean production method. At the height of its innovation however, it did effectively lower the unit cost of many goods and improved the efficiency of facilities. In the spirit of Lean and continuous improvement, it’s important to keep finding ways to improve the organization and over time,

Jesse Allred | June 17, 2019 | Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing | Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing


Foundational Concepts of Lean

Foundational Concepts of Lean

Lean manufacturing utilizes a number of strategies and tools to improve the business by boosting productivity and eliminating waste. The following are just a handful of the most common Lean tools, many have been adopted from manufacturing in Japan and the Toyota Production System . 5S (The Visual Workplace) 5S is a system of creating

Jesse Allred | June 7, 2019 | 5S, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean, Lean Manufacturing | 5S, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kanban, Lean, Lean Manufacturing




4 Tips to Improve Workforce Efficiency within Your Warehouse

4 Tips to Improve Workforce Efficiency within Your Warehouse

Improving workforce efficiency is an important task of any warehouse manager. According to a recent survey most managers recognize the fact that their facility is not running at optimal efficiency, but they feel there is little they can do about it. While most warehouse managers may know that their facility is not running as it

Tony Ferraro | July 26, 2013 | 5S, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Safety | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing



Lean and Kaizen are not meant to eliminate People

Lean and Kaizen are not meant to eliminate People

One of the most persistent problems companies experience when attempting to implement lean and/or Kaizen practices, is that people are always worried that it will lead to the elimination of jobs. Since the beginning of these methodologies, employees have feared that the increased efficiencies and other changes that take place will mean that there is

Tony Ferraro | July 8, 2013 | Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing


Kaizen Continuous Improvement

Kaizen Continuous Improvement

What is Kaizen? Many people mistakenly think that Kaizen is only used for short-term improvement events and other one-time improvement hits. The fact is, however, Kaizen should be used to help build a culture of continuous improvement in a facility. This will include scheduled events but it should continue much longer than that. The following

Tony Ferraro | June 27, 2013 | Continuous Improvement, Kaizen | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing


Kaizen

Kaizen

Kaizen is a Japanese word which means improvement or to change for the better, but it is also a philosophy or set of practices which many businesses use to help them focus on continuous improvement of their processes in manufacturing.  While it has been applied in many industries including health care, banking, engineering and government,

Tony Ferraro | March 2, 2013 | Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Lean, Lean Manufacturing | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing