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Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Lean Six Sigma Is Everywhere

Do you ever walk into a store and know at a glance where to find what you need? Do you notice that seemingly long lines can often move really quickly? Do you find yourself wondering why things don't go horribly wrong more often? Lean Six Sigma is at work! Mistake-proofing,…

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Monthly Free Yellow Belt Contest

Monthly Free Yellow Belt Contest

Every month, you’ll have a chance to win your Yellow Belt Certification ($99 value) for free! How? Enter each month’s contest by following the simple instructions on this post. Come back monthly to enter the contest or view who has won. Good luck, Go-Getters! July 2017 Contest – Closed Share our…

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How To Apply 5S: Dishpit Hell

How to Apply 5S: Dishpit Hell

Do you enjoy doing dishes? Most people don't, so it's pretty easy for dishes to pile up and become a Dishpit Hell. The good news is that you can easily prevent this from happening with 5S. Here's an example of how 5S helped improve the service at popular Hawaiian restaurant whose customers were…

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Wrapping Up Lean Tools With Intertape Polymer Group

Wrapping Up Lean Tools With Intertape Polymer Group

Intertape Polymer Group, manufacturer of carton sealing tape and stretch film, is a company with no room for error. In an effort to streamline its processes, Intertape began implementing lean principles into it's organization. By eliminating downtime and incorporating tools such as visual management, cross-training and 5S, Intertape was able…

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How To Apply 5S: Home Office Desk

How to Apply 5S: Home Office Desk

Your desk can reflect your mind. A cluttered, unorganized desk often leads to scattered thoughts and ideas – and ultimately, lowered productivity. Here's a photo of my desk before applying 5S. It sure could use some organization! Step 1: Sort I needed to first sort through everything that was on my…

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Applying Lean Principles To Cleaning Manufacturing Facilities

Applying Lean Principles to Cleaning Manufacturing Facilities

Have you leaned your cleaning? When it comes to manufacturing plants and machine reliability, cleanliness and efficiency start with getting lean. Utilizing lean principles, particularly 5S, to the holistic cleaning of a facility not only results in an organized work environment, it also increases the productivity of the cleaning teams,…

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Lean Life Hack #3: How To Raise Kids

Lean Life Hack #3: How to Raise Kids

Some young parents look like extras on The Walking Dead. Others sound like truant officers about to haul their kids off to the pokey. But some seem to have a secret formula for maintaining a high-functioning, kid-filled household. What follows are some brilliantly simple, Lean visual routines offered by largely…

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Lean Life Hack #2: How To Remember Stuff

Lean Life Hack #2: How to Remember Stuff

Do you have great conversations but can’t quite recall what was great about them? Do you sometimes wish you had written down a pithy quote? Do you have trouble remembering where you were last Tuesday? That last one might haunt you if you’re questioned by the police but this is…

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