Lean Hospital

Lean Hospital

If you run or even just work in a hospital it is likely quite clear that there are many things which can, and should, be done to help improve the way things run.  Unfortunately with a system which is as large and complex as a healthcare facility this can be difficult to do.  If you’re

Do you need a safety manager?

Do you need a safety manager?

In a perfect world every company, regardless of its size, would have a full time safety manager who is dedicated to locating any hazards in the work environment and reducing or eliminating them quickly.  The reality is, however, that many companies can’t afford to have a full time employee dedicated to this area and others don’t want

5S and Lean

5S and Lean

When investigating ways to help your business run more efficiently and safely almost everyone has come across the terms 5s and lean, and in many cases they are even thought of as somewhat interchangeable.  The fact is, however, that they have different meanings even if they are used in combination with each other when evaluating the

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,

Muri Mura Muda Concept

Muri Mura Muda Concept

The Muri Mura Muda concept is a set of ideas or guidelines that should be used to help develop your 5s lean efficiency standards.  These concepts are not strict rules, but they should be used to help create the standards and rules used in your facility to help improve your overall efficiency.  Each of the

Lean Supplies

Lean Supplies

Whether you’re just starting the process of moving your manufacturing facility toward 5s implementation or you’ve been following these best practices for years, you need to keep a full regiment of 5s approved lean supplies on hand at all times.  These supplies will help your business maintain a clean, organized, efficient and above all safe