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What is Kaizen? - Lean Manufacturing

What is Kaizen?

Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. This philosophy was first implemented by Toyota in the 1940s. In Kaizen, everybody in a business is required to perform activities that will improve the...

What Is The 5S System? - Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is one of the most prominent trends in production, and is essential to any successful manufacturer. 5S is a key component in achieving lean manufacturing - it is a workplace organizational philosophy that makes operations cleaner,...

Lean Manufacturing 101

The core idea of lean manufacturing is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Simply, lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources. The term "lean" was coined to describe Toyota's business during the late 1980s by a...

5 Ways to Reduce Work in Progress in Manufacturing

What is WIP and How to Reduce It

Work in Progress (WIP) is any inventory that has entered the manufacturing process but is not yet a finished product. Reducing WIP is one of the most important steps in achieving lean manufacturing, leading to...

Can Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Survive Amazon?

It’s a holly-jolly time of year for consumers, who are shopping in droves online and at brick-and-mortar stores across the United States.