Lean Manufacturing Glossary

Welcome to the world of manufacturing! The manufacturing industry plays a vital role in our daily lives, providing the products and materials we use on a daily basis. From the cars we drive and the phones we use, to the clothes we wear and the food we eat, nearly everything we interact with has gone […]

Why you should use icons in your work instructions

For many things in our lives, there are universal symbols and images that are known to all and help us understand the world in a simpler and faster way. Whether it’s road signs, hand gestures for peace or stop, or even markings from the restaurant menu. Not for nothing, many places choose to use different […]

Poka Yoke: Ensuring Quality without Traditional Quality Control

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, ensuring high-quality output has become a paramount objective for businesses. Traditionally, quality control has been the go-to method for identifying and rectifying defects. However, a remarkable alternative known as “Quality Assurance without Traditional Quality Control,” or commonly referred to as the “Poka Yoke” method, has gained recognition for its […]

The 5S Method – the method for Optimizing Your Shop Floor

The 5S method is a lean manufacturing strategy developed in Japan, which aims to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety in the workplace. This system forms an integral part of the Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing system, contributing to lean manufacturing philosophy that promotes the removal of waste from the manufacturing process. The term “5S” derives from five […]