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History of the Toyota Production System

Since the start of the industrial revolution there has been constant improvement and innovation in how things are done. This has helped to push the manufacturing industry forward and made possible many of the incredible products that are available today. While there is no shortage of ideas, concepts, and inventions that helped to push industry

An Introduction to GHS for Your Facility

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GHS is an important system that businesses use when classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals. IT stands for, “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.” Companies use this system to help improve workplace safety and ensure anyone who works with or around potentially dangerous chemicals can be as safe as possible. There are many

Key Concepts of Lean Manufacturing

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Companies that are thinking about implementing a lean manufacturing strategy will need to spend some time learning about what this system is, and how it works. Lean manufacturing is a very beneficial system that incorporates a number of different concepts to help reduce waste, improve efficiency, and provide benefits to the entire organization. To get

Visual Safety: Creating Signs & Labels

Creating Signs and Labels

Good labeling and sign practices are critical to keeping workers, employees, and facility visitors safe. So, how can you ensure your visual communication is the best it can be? Let’s look at how to either acquire or create high-quality and well-designed labels and signs. We will concentrate on just those areas where signs and labels

Six Sigma Belts

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A successful Six Sigma program relies on a vast knowledge of the various philosophies, methods, and strategies that enable Six Sigma to be executed companywide. Six Sigma co-founder Bill Smith and Motorola recognized this fact, and it’s for that reason they spearheaded training efforts like Motorola University and Six Sigma Institute. To help with an

4 Steps to Realizing Gemba Success

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Gemba walks are an extremely valuable tool for managers. When successfully utilized, these walkscan help leaders understand the processes in the production line and see firsthand how the work floor is operating. Planning for a Gemba walk can seem a bit daunting, but with these four steps to success, you can ensure your walk will

A Guide to GHS Labels

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OSHA updated Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. There are a number of GHS labeling requirements facilities will need to be aware of to stay compliant and keep workers safe. GHS Label Elements The prescribed symbols, signal words, and hazard statements