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The fine line of effective 5S in lean manufacturing

Management should be neither insufficient nor excessive in a fabrication shop From The Fabricator magazine Why do shops work through the first four S’s but then fail on the fifth? Why can’t 5S be sustained? To uncover one perspective, The FABRICATOR spoke with Tony Manos, founder of 5S Supply, Flossmoor, Ill., whose business focuses on the 5S process, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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