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Sustaining the 6S Method: Tips for Long-Term Success

By Devavrat Hegde on Jul 17, 2023 12:12:47 PM


Maintaining a clean and organized living or working environment is essential for productivity, safety, and overall well-being. The 6S method originated in manufacturing but has been effective in other settings as well. We’ve outlined a highly level overview of the five key steps in our first blog of this series, with a follow-up blog on the difficulties of sustaining it. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of sustaining the 6S method and provide you with practical tips to help maintain the gains achieved through the previous steps. But first, a refresher on the updated Six Steps:

Topics: Operational Excellence Lean Center of Excellence
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Kamishibai: Enhancing Auditing with Visual Management

By Devavrat Hegde on Jun 19, 2023 3:48:38 PM

Introduction and Background:

Kamishibai (pronounced ka-MEE-she-bye), a methodology originating from Japan, combines storytelling and visual management to revolutionize auditing processes. Inspired by traditional Japanese street theater, Kamishibai harnesses the power of visuals and the concept of "gemba" to conduct audits at the workplace. Organizations can streamline their auditing efforts by employing cards on boards and driving compliance, transparency, and continuous improvement.

Topics: Operational Excellence Lean Center of Excellence
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Why Standard Work is the “Secret Weapon” of the Best Lean Companies

By Gauthier Duval on Jun 1, 2022 2:01:52 PM

In this blog, we’ll provide a solution to a common problem across all industries: insufficient standardization, leading to quality issues and inconsistent throughput rates.

Topics: Operational Excellence Lean Center of Excellence "Best Practices" Blogs