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Implementing 5s Barcoding for Efficient Inventory Management Solutions

Implementing 5s Barcoding for Efficient Inventory Management Solutions

In a world where every millisecond matters, embracing digital innovation like 5S Barcoding is no longer an option but a strategic necessity. This potent inventory management tool is swiftly revolutionizing global supply chains, creating lean systems that are timely and error-free. As we plunge deeper into the year 2024, staying competitive requires streamlining operations through

Mike Wilson | February 9, 2024 | 5S, Management | 5S, Barcoding, Facility Efficiency, Labeling



Using 5S Tools to Keep a Clean and Efficient Workspace

Using 5S Tools to Keep a Clean and Efficient Workspace

5S is used in all kinds of businesses ranging from occupations in manufacturing to office jobs. Its ubiquity is due to the relatively simple and cohesive application that results in greatly improved working conditions not only for employees but for the success of the company as a whole. Those improvements boil down to a spotless

Mackenzie Busby | August 13, 2020 | 5S, Lean, Lean Manufacturing | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Lean, Lean Manufacturing


Six Sigma Principles

Six Sigma Principles

The Six Sigma methodology is one that focuses on creating quality products and eliminating defects. Though Six Sigma is a vast idea that spans a number of Lean philosophies and methods, at its core, Six Sigma is driven by three principles: Process Improvement— Companies should take consistent action to eliminate root causes of deficiencies within

Jesse Allred | February 18, 2019 | Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma




Using Kanban to Reduce Waste and Inventory

Using Kanban to Reduce Waste and Inventory

Utilizing the kanban system in your manufacturing facility can greatly reduce wastes, eventually adding value for the end customer. Kanban is commonly used in Lean manufacturing settings and JIT manufacturing settings, A kanban system utilizes visual cues to trigger specific actions, effectively cultivating a pull production system. What’s the difference between a pull system and

Jesse Allred | January 9, 2019 | Kanban | Barcoding, Facility Efficiency, Kanban, Lean, Lean Manufacturing



The Toyota Production System House

The Toyota Production System House

The Toyota Production System, or TPS, is a widely-used and successful production system in manufacturing that focuses on reducing and eliminating waste, while producing quality products for consumers. The TPS model was developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation for their vehicle production system, but the principles and activities it encompasses can be applied to nearly

Jesse Allred | September 20, 2018 | Kanban, Lean | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing


The Top 5 Ways To Implement & Improve Lean Efforts in the Workplace

The Top 5 Ways To Implement & Improve Lean Efforts in the Workplace

Since you’re reading this, you probably have some notion, however small, as to what lean strategies are, but you might be struggling with implementing them into your workplace for the first time. For others, you might be seeking a lean-based solution to a specific problem you’re noticing in your place of work. Whatever your case,

Tony Ferraro | April 23, 2014 | Continuous Improvement | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing