5S in the Food Industry

5S in the Food industry Sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain. These five principles comprise the 5S lean manufacturing method that originated in Japan. While 5S can help any organization, the principles contained in the alliterative method should especially appeal to those in food processing for its ability to promote food safety through a clean, […]

Deep Cleaning Protocols After a Food Manufacturing Facility Shutdown

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Deep Cleaning Protocols After a Food Manufacturing Facility Shutdown The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting normal operations for countless food and beverage manufacturers. This disruption may occur due to limited staff numbers (as a result of social distancing requirements, layoffs, or staff sickness); additional cleaning and sanitation requirements in relation to the control of COVID-19 […]

Does your company have sites in the UK?

Does your company have sites in the UK? The manufacturing world these days stretches across borders and the globe. Thats why here at Lean 5S Products we have teamed up with our UK partners, National Engravers to service our clients across the pond and Europe!. National Engravers are uniquely placed to provide identical products and […]

All systems are go! New Lean 5S Products Website relaunch

Website relaunch

All systems are go! New Lean 5S Products Website relaunch All systems go – website relaunch by leading US Shadow Board provider. Sub title: Lean 5S cuts the ribbon on new website for companies in US manufacturing market. Lean 5S, the leading provider of cleaning stations and shadow boards to the US manufacturing market, has […]

Lean By Doing

Early along, as a student of the Toyota Production System (TPS), now referred to as “Lean,” I struggled with some of the concepts and systems.  For example, Shigeo Shingo’s claim that a four-hour m…

Lean Vs Automation

An important question to consider when going lean. Experts discuss top considerations for making new equipment and lean initiatives work together.

Hazards at the Huddle Board: Away From Fast Thinking, Toward Disciplined PDCA

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As more companies use the huddle board approach for continuous improvement, people need to be aware of the pitfalls involved. “Often what’s picked up as a problem may be a nuisance or an inconvenience,’ says David Verble. ‘There is an attempt to make a general link between these problems and the priorities of the company.’