“The 6S System” – Infographic

5S is a basic, fundamental, systematic approach for productivity, quality and safety improvement in all types of business. The Five S program focuses on having visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization. The results you can expect from a Five S program are: improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety. In this case there is a sixth … Continue reading “The 6S System” – Infographic

Do You Gemba?

"Gemba Walk" by Bill Wilder in Learning is Change Gemba is rarely found at an executive desk. Instead, you'll find it on the shop floor. Or in the marketing department. Or at a customer's place of business. Gemba. Mention it outside lean manufacturing circles, and you're likely to draw a blank stare. So, what is … Continue reading Do You Gemba?

“What Drives Wedges Between Management and Workers?”

April 5, 2014 John Dyer, President, JD&A -- Process Innovation Company Forget the fancy slogans. Provide employees with the tools, materials and support they need to get to the root cause of problems and permanently improve the process. A vast majority of the employees want to do a good job, want to feel proud of … Continue reading “What Drives Wedges Between Management and Workers?”