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What is Lean Manufacturing?

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2 min read Lean manufacturing encompasses a broad array of industrial philosophies, concepts, and strategies. It can be intimidating to first-time learners. As a result, it can be hard to know where to start. We can help with that. This two-part blog series was created to give you an overview of Lean manufacturing and its foundational philosophies in a two digestible spoonfuls. Lean manufacturing ...

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Visual Safety: Creating Signs & Labels

Creating Signs and Labels

3 min read 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 can greatly increase the effectiveness ...

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Six Sigma Belts

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2 min read 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 organization’s Six Sigma efforts, individuals ...

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4 Steps to Realizing Gemba Success

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4 min read 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 be effective and beneficial for ...

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Where are Pipe Labels Required?

Where are pipe labels required

2 min read A pipe marking project can only be effective when people can actually see the pipe labels! Not only do labels need to be seen by employees, but they should also be seen by visitors and emergency personnel for safety reasons. You will need to first understand where labels are needed. This step is actually fairly straightforward and can be done ...

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Utilizing Visual Communication with 5S

5S and visual communication

2 min read The heart and soul of visual management is 5S. It is systematic approach to workplace organization and cleaning that will transform a disorganized workplace into an efficiently running machine. 5S creates a strong foundation that allows businesses to employ additional Lean manufacturing tools such as kaizen. When the work environment is orderly, people can more easily identify opportunities for improvement. ...

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What is Kaizen?

what is kaizen

2 min read Kaizen is a Japanese term that literally means improvement – improvement in your personal life and your working life. When a company adopts the kaizen model, it strives to improve its processes in small but meaningful ways, ultimately changing for the better. Kaizen is not just a one-time improvement, but rather a commitment to excellence by constantly testing and improving ...

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Floor Signs and Floor Markings

floor signs and floor marking

2 min read Floor markings and floor signs are a critical element to any visual safety program. While most already know about and utilize wall signs and labels, floor signs and floor markings present a new opportunity to communicate with your workers. Many manufacturing facilities would have a much higher accident and/or fatality rate if it were not for the development of these ...

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The LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon and Supply

LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon

2 min read LabelTac printers are a series of label printers that uses special thermal transfer print ribbon and vinyl supply to create extremely durable industrial labels. In the thermal transfer printing process, the ribbon is similar to ink, and the vinyl is like paper. In this post we will be looking at the LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon and the corresponding supply and ...

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A Look at the LabelTac Pro X Printer

2 min read The latest evolution in industrial label printing can be the ideal printer for your facility. The LabelTac Pro X printer has an all-new design and printing capabilities that is perfect for any type of labeling project you are ready to undertake. In this post we will look at the components of the LabelTac Pro X and different types of labeling ...

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