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Step 1. Sort, Systematise or Simplify

The first stage in 5S requires you to identify and clean every item in a workspace. It’s important to recognise what items are needed frequently, less frequently or not at all. Any broken items need to be repaired or disposed of.

This step also focuses on removing any dirt, rubbish or debris. This will simplify the […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|95 Comments

The outlook for 2015

Turmoil continues in federal government, and it’s not the ongoing leadership challenges that is a  concern to Australian business. Regardless of whoever the Prime Minister is, our leaders are faced with the challenge of delivering unpopular policy for the long-term good of the country. If some tough decisions are not made this year, the economy […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Business Growth, Uncategorized|82 Comments

Introducing 5S

A variety of proven tools are used when a business undergoes a Lean Transformation. These tools have been in use for decades, and that’s because they work. One tool that we use with our Lean Transformation clients is 5S, which takes a fundamental and pragmatic look at how a business organises its workspaces.
An organised workplace […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing 5S

What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean Manufacturing is a set of management practices that are based on the Toyota Production System. At its core, Lean focuses on minimising waste and maximising customer value. Lean was traditionally used in the manufacturing sector, but it is now an agile set of best practices that have been used in a variety of industries to drive efficiency […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Lean Manufacturing|Comments Off on What is Lean Manufacturing?

Productivity Up and Absences Down for Birch & Waite

The team at Birch & Waite has been creating delicious food for more than 30 years and are an Australian manufacturing success story. “We work hard to ensure that we’re always offering the best possible products, but creating artisan products under the highest quality control procedures can come with an overhead”, said David Charles, General […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Productivity Up and Absences Down for Birch & Waite