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What is the Toyota Production System?

3 min read It is certainly not uncommon for a company to develop processes and procedures related to the way that they produce their products. It is, however, very uncommon for one of these systems to become the foundation for how millions of businesses around the world engage in manufacturing. The Toyota Production System (TPS) is one of the most significant revolutions to the manufacturing industry since the assembly line. Learning about the history of TPS and how it is still followed today will give any business some important insights into how they can operate more efficiently. The History of the Toyota Production

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Introduction to 5S

Introduction to the 5S Method

2 min read If your company is like most organizations, you’re searching for a competitive edge. Something that will reduce costs, increase sales, and make you more agile in a changing business environment. You’ve found it. Simply put, 5S is a systematic approach to workplace organization. But it’s also much more than that. 5S is about efficiency, competitiveness, and survival. It is a deceptively simple system that creates an organized and productive workplace. It’s not just about cleaning up and eliminating toolboxes. 5S creates a workplace environment that can adapt and succeed. Chaos and unproductivity are your enemies; organization and efficiency are your

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What is Lean Manufacturing?

2 min read Lean is business model often used in manufacturing industries that works to identify and eliminate waste while still creating value for customers. Lean encompasses a variety of things and Lean manufacturing terms, tools, and practices are mainly derived from the Toyota Production System and was first coined in the 1980s by John Krafcik. The toolbox of Lean Organizations practicing Lean has a toolbox chock full of helpful tools when it comes to finding waste and getting rid of it. Below are some of what can be found in in the Lean set of tools: 5S: 5S is a systematic organizational

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