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 […]

What is Tool Drawer Foam?

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Organize and Protect Your Tools Tool Drawer Foam may have different names, sizes, colors, and types but its purpose is the same – to organize and protect your tools. Organizing your tools saves time and headaches. Protecting your tools keeps them working properly for years to come. A poll showed that 57 percent of the […]

Can Tool Shadows Create Order and Teamwork?

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Too much Time wasted searching for items Stan was the first shift supervisor and Kevin the second shift supervisor at a candy factory. Along with a myriad of other problems, they noticed that the operators spent an inordinate amount of time searching for brooms or brushes to clean the equipment that kept it from jamming […]

5S Sort – Polling Question

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Time to Vote Again! 5S Sort – Polling Question The big election is over, but you can still vote! Okay, your really just taking a  quick poll on 5S Red Tagging. Share your thoughts on 5S Red Tagging and we’ll share the poll results!   Thanks for taking our poll! If you have any ideas […]

The Worst Thing You Can do to Your Tools

The Worst Thing You Can Do To Your Tools

What’s the worst thing you can do to your tools? Not treat them right! Your tools are what help you accomplish your tasks, they make you productive, and they can even make you a hero. Have you ever seen a tool drawer that looks like this? Probably, yes – unfortunately, it is all too common. […]

Save Time on Changeovers with Visual Gauge Marking

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Save Time on Changeovers with Visual Gauge Marking The Benefits of Gauge Marking While working on a quick changeover project documenting the current state I noticed that the operator, Guizar was using valuable time trying to get an air cylinder to raise a platform into position. Unfortunately, out of the original 90 minute changeover on the […]

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