Kaizen is the process of continuous improvement in the workplace and is essential to Lean manufacturing. Practicing Kaizen in the workplace aims to improve work processes consistently and eliminate waste. Learn about Kaizen training, Kaizen events, and everything in between with our variety of resources.

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Quality Control in Manufacturing

Quality Control in Manufacturing

Quality control in manufacturing is essential to maintaining a good customer base and keeping rework costs down.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Lean, Kaizen, TPM, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

5S Lean Training

5S Lean Training

If you’re new to the concept of 5S, you’ve probably feel confused. This article aims at providing clarity and setting you on the path toward understanding 5S and Lean.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Lean, Kaizen, Facility Efficiency

Barcode Labeling

Barcode Labeling

Barcode labeling can help improve efficiency and overall accuracy when working with individual items. Learn how barcode labeling can help improve your business today.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Labeling, Facility Efficiency

Six Sigma Certification

Six Sigma Certification

Are you wanting to learn more about Six Sigma certification? Review this basic information on what it takes to become Six Sigma certified.

Lean Manufacturing, Lean, Kaizen, Facility Efficiency, Six Sigma

Critical Path Method (CPM)

Critical Path Method (CPM)

The critical path method (CPM) is a tool for planning and managing projects. The method can help you create and execute a project schedule, and it’s designed to maximize efficiency.

Lean Manufacturing, Lean, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency

Mass Production

Mass Production

Mass production is simply the manufacturing of a large number of identical or very similar products. This type of production has been around for a long time, and it has its advantages and disadvantages.

Lean Manufacturing, Lean, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency, Gemba

House of Lean

House of Lean

The house of lean involves strategic planning and understanding to establish results of efficiency, safety, and process improvement.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency

What is QCDSM?

What is QCDSM?

QCDSM: Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Morale. Learn how this simple lean principle can help your business.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

8 Wastes of Lean

8 Wastes of Lean

The 8 Wastes of Lean is a much-needed update to the what the Toyota Production System called the 7 Wastes of Lean. Fighting these wastes head on will help your facility run more smoothly and efficiently.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

Six Sigma Belt Levels

Six Sigma Belt Levels

Have you ever wondered what the Six Sigma belt levels are? Learn the requirements for each belt level and what it will do for your organization.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Integration

Supply chain integration refers to the process of integrating all parts of fulfillment into one single system. Learn the steps to get your supply chain integrated into an easy-to-manage system.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Floor Marking, Safety Signs, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

Organizational Development Process

Organizational Development Process

Organizational development process is an improvement methodology designed to take known problems and implement changes in order to overcome them.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, GHS, Arc Flash, Pipe Marking, Electrical Safety, Safety Signs, OSHA, NFPA, Wire Marking, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency, Mining Safety, Gemba, Hazcom, Fire Safety, Safety, Six Sigma

Tool Storage Ideas

Tool Storage Ideas

Lean manufacturing emphasizes organization, but it can be difficult figuring out just how to get started. This article lays out some common and effective ways of getting organized quickly.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Workplace Safety, Tool Organization, Facility Efficiency

What is Jishuken?

What is Jishuken?

Are you a leader looking to understand the benefits of Jishuken? We breakdown the definition of Jishuken and how it can improve efficiency in your workplace.

Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Facility Efficiency

What Is a Kaizen Event?

What Is a Kaizen Event?

Learn how to implement a kaizen event and improve your lean manufacturing strategy.

Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen

Asset Tags

Asset Tags

A simple yet powerful organization tool, asset tags reduce theft, enhance inventory management efforts, and make it easier for employees to find exactly what they need exactly when they need it.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Labeling

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Are your lean and 5S efforts making a difference? Crunch the numbers on OEE to find out!

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, PPE, Workplace Safety, Facility Efficiency

Statistical Process Control (SPC) in Manufacturing

Statistical Process Control (SPC) in Manufacturing

Statistical Process Control also known as SPC, is a term used in quality control. Find out how you can use this continuous improvement method.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency

Learning and Implementing the Lean Process

Learning and Implementing the Lean Process

Learning the basics about the lean process is essential when implementing continuous improvement changes. We have broken down the lean process so its easy to understand.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency, Gemba, Six Sigma

Understanding Cross Docking

Understanding Cross Docking

Cross docking is a logistical strategy where products and materials are unloaded from one inbound sourceand then immediately moved onto outbound transportation with as little storage time as possible.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen

Focusing on Continuous Improvement in the Workplace

Focusing on Continuous Improvement in the Workplace

Facilities that focus on continuous improvement become more competitive over time and can maintain their advantages in their industry, but only if the improvement efforts are done correctly.

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Facility Efficiency, Six Sigma

Getting Started with Kaizen

Getting Started with Kaizen

Proper training is key for getting started with Kaizen and on the road to continuous improvement.

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What is Kaizen?

What is Kaizen?

The concept of Kaizen will help any organization through continuous improvement.

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Continuous Improvement In Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement In Manufacturing

Continuous improvement can make a process better, improve safety and save dollars. But it's a waste of time if the customer doesn't like the end result. How will the customer benefit?

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen

Respect For People And A3

Respect For People And A3

Respect For People is a crucial part of lean and A3. Lean guru Bill Greider tells how A3 teams can implement continuous improvement in an organization. Bill heads P4 Lean Strategy

Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Gemba

Lean IT and Business

Lean IT and Business

Lean IT expert Steve Bell helps solve the long-standing battle between a company’s goal of Continuous Improvement and the perceived lack of IT's agility. It’s a constant friction between the

Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban

Starting Continuous Improvement

Starting Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement is best started with management on board. Expert in the field, Jeff Hajek, describes the structure a company needs to support it. Jeff tells of creating a continuous improvement

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Six Sigma

The Virtual Suggestion Box

The Virtual Suggestion Box

The old suggestion box used to be a fair way for employees to offer ideas at their organization. However, over the years, it's become a rusty, forgotten box with little

Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Safety

Kaizen Events That Rock

Kaizen Events That Rock

Kaizen events that rock—time to increase efficiency in your organization! Lean/Six Sigma expert Mark Hamel tells of how to implement a Kaizen event. Mark is the award-winning author of the Kaizen

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Kanban, Gemba

Starting Lean Six Sigma, Pt. 1

Starting Lean Six Sigma, Pt. 1

Starting Lean Six Sigma with an expert. Chuck Hardy is a Black Belt in Six Sigma. Chuck tells of lean as a cultural thing. Brandon Nys and Kyle Holland interview Chuck

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma

Lean Methodology In Healthcare

Lean Methodology In Healthcare

Lean Methodology In Healthcare — hear Mark Graban on 5S, Six Sigma, and “lean Sigma” in the medical world. Mark Graban is the CIO of KaiNexus, a technology and software company

5S, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen

Safety Experts Talk - Overview

Safety Experts Talk - Overview

Safety Experts Talk is the place where manufacturing and construction experts discuss safety and continuous improvement. Listen to keep workers safe. Welcome to the podcast series. The interviews last up to

5S, Kaizen, GHS, Electrical Safety, OSHA, Labeling, Workplace Safety, Hazcom, Safety

Stop Lower Back Injuries

Stop Lower Back Injuries

One million people have back injuries in the workplace every year, according to OSHA. And most of those injuries are from lifting below the knees or over the shoulders. Storage

Kaizen, OSHA, PPE, Workplace Safety, Safety

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