Author Archives: Anthony Manos

Why Checklists are Important

Why use checklists? An experience factory mechanic was performing routine maintenance on a machine when he was called away to handle a breakdown emergency in another area. When he got back, he completed his work on the machine (or so he thought so) and had the operator start it back up. CRASH! The machine went […]

How to Get Management’s Support for 5S

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An excerpt from our 5S Benchmarking Report “The Very Best of 5S” The respondents of our 5S survey were very generous with their suggestions on how to get managements support. Here is a sampling of the ideas: Get them to do audits TRY to get them to come to lean presentation and/or opening closing sessions […]

How to Use the Equipment Inspection Checklist

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How to Use the Equipment Inspection Checklist from 5S Supply This equipment inspection checklist will help you maintain your equipment in tip-top shape. Whether it is part of your Total Productive Maintenance System (TPM), safety inspections, 5S Audits, or productivity improvements – this checklist is for you. How to Complete the Equipment Inspection Checklist Basic […]

Total Productive Maintenance – Recorded Webinar

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) In Action Would you like to see how a company applied Total Productive Maintenance principles to turn around a manufacturing cell is just four days? Follow Modern Forge and their team as they find the root cause of breakdowns and make over 50 improvements to the equipment during this kaizen event. […]

The Hidden Step in Hoshin Kanri – My Goal

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By now, many people have stopped working towards their New Year’s resolutions. But in business it is different – you still have to keep moving towards your goals. This is where a hidden step in Hoshin Kanri is revealed. Hoshin Kanri is one of the most powerful strategic planning and deployment processes there is, but […]

January is National Get Organized Month 2017

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National Get Organized Month 2017 – Let’s GO! Back in 2005 the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) declared January as National Get Organized Month – now, affectionally called GO Month. So let’s celebrate Get Organized Month 2017 and GO! 5S Supply wants to help you kick off the new year right so here are […]

5S and Lean Certification at FABTECH Expo 2016

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FABTECH 2016 It was an honor and privilege to present on 5S and Lean Certification at FABTECH Expo 2016 November 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I would like to thank our host and conference Technical Program Manager, Ila Lee from SME and my co-presenter on Lean Certification, Chad Vincent. The Lean track was […]

Tool Drawer Liner Types

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Get the right tool drawer liner to organize and protect your tools I have to call-out my brother in this story. Sorry Tom. My brother was a tool & die maker for 30+ years (my father and grandfather were also tool & die makers). He retired and was moving and asked me if I wanted […]

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