This is an excellent short video interview describing the vast benefits of 5s and the Visual Workplace.
5s and Visual Management can be a great selling tool.
Touring a neat, clean, and orderly environment gives a high level of comfort that the people within that organization know what is going on even if the persons touring do not fully comprehend all the intricacies of the operation.
5s in the early stages is a transformative process, one that establishes the leadership modeling required to manage and maintain standard work. It is fundamentally the starting spot because it is the simplest of all processes.
We certainly can’t expect to manage more complex process if we have a hard time putting a broom back where it belongs when done with it.
In this Lean Manufacturing Podcast episode I discuss with Karen Martin the critical importance of employee engagement. Before we can move on to things like six sigma, pull using kanban signals or even a well established 5s program we must create an environment that engages the hearts and minds of our employees.
“Engagement, in my view is neither an attitude nor a behavior. Rather, it is an outcome that results when an organization takes active steps with its employees to foster connections, to hand over control of appropriate aspects of the work environment, and to challenge the employee’s intellectual capacity and creativity in a way that benefits the organization, its customers, the employee, and society as a whole.” Page 152, The Outstanding Organization.
“The Outstanding Organization has been awarded The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.”
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:24 — 26.4MB) Join Mark Thompson with ATN and I as we discuss the importance of developing and deploying a plant wide implementation plan for 5S and linking that plan to the company’s strategic objectives. We discuss the need for starting with a clear and easily understood [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:56 — 40.1MB) Focus is a necessary condition of outstanding performance. This seems to be common sense, but unfortunately dosen’t always make its way into practice in many organizations. A Booz & Company survey found that: Forty-nine percent of respondents said their company had no list of [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:50 — 35.0MB) Karen Martin author of: The Outstanding Organization: Generate Business Results by Eliminating Chaos and Building the Foundation for Everyday Excellence The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service, and Technical Environments And her newest book: Metrics-Based Process Mapping: Identifying and Eliminating Waste [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:59 — 23.3MB) ISO 9001-2008 Stage II Audit preparation: Part 2 In this podcast we discuss with Mark Thompson of ATN the steps necessary in getting your company ready for a Stage II ISO audit. What to expect from an outside auditor. Is your Quality System effective? The benefits of [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:27 — 23.8MB) ISO 9001 2008 In this podcast, Mark Thompson from ATN walks us through the ISO 9001 2008 certification process. He starts with the reasons why a company would decide to commit the necessary resources to get an ISO certification project done. Mark then describes [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:53 — 29.6MB) Karen Martin is helping companies design and build better, more efficient operations by pinpointing why performance improvement programs usually fail. Chaos, the sneaky but powerful force that frustrates customers, keeps business leaders awake at night, and saps company morale. In her new book: The Outstanding Organization: [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:48 — 46.9MB) Mark Graban Mark is a consultant, author, keynote speaker, and blogger in the word of Lean Healthcare. He is an experienced consultant and change agent with a background in industrial and mechanical engineering. Since August 2005, Mark has worked exclusively in healthcare, where he [...]
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