Business & Management

5S and Visual Controls

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Lean in Agriculture: Create More Value with Less Work on the Farm

1st Edition

Vibeke Fladkjaer Nielsen, Susanne Pejstrup
November 19, 2018

Responding to a recent surge in interest, this is the first book to comprehensively address how Lean thinking and tools can be implemented in agriculture. This handbook breaks down barriers, clearly showing how techniques originally developed for use in factories work just as well on farms....

Visual Workplace Visual Thinking: Creating Enterprise Excellence Through the Technologies of the Visual Workplace, Second Edition

1st Edition

Gwendolyn D. Galsworth
August 02, 2017

Visual Workplace/Visual Thinking (VWVT) was written by the acknowledged leading expert in workplace visuality. While other books touch upon visual workplace tools and practices, no other author has addressed the topic with the clarity and depth presented here. This is a seminal book, considered by...

Organizational Behavior and Virtual Work: Concepts and Analytical Approaches

1st Edition

Arvind K. Birdie, Madhu Jain
June 08, 2016

With the globalization of work and technological advancements in recent years, and with emphasis on service quality today, organizations have changed. Virtual work has emerged as the new employment relationship and has been embraced by employees and employers in many industries. This book explores...

Process Implementation Through 5S: Laying the Foundation for Lean

1st Edition

Drew Willis
April 01, 2016

Process Implementation Through 5S: Laying the Foundation for Lean explains how to implement standardized work and visual controls through Plan–Do–Check–Adjust (PDCA). The author uses PDCA to outline the book and explains how 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) and Standardization...

Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership: A Guide for Inspiring Creativity, Innovation, and Engagement

1st Edition

Gary A. DePaul
September 09, 2015

Most leadership books focus on traditional leadership, which is based on managerial practices and command-and-control assumptions. Traditional leadership methods produce short-term gains but often at the cost of employee disengagement, team isolation, and distrust. Twenty-first century leadership...

The 5S Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitioner

1st Edition

Chris A. Ortiz
September 08, 2015

A powerful and effective Lean tool, 5S can help prevent company failure and launch an organization into world-class operational excellence. Until now, however, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guidelines on how to properly implement 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Scrub,...

Visual Controls: Applying Visual Management to the Factory

1st Edition

Chris A. Ortiz, Murry Park
December 22, 2010

An effective visual communication system can help manufacturing employees eliminate significant waste from daily tasks. From work-zone color coding to posted metrics, visual controls clarify and simplify the path to enhanced processes and profits. Leaving little to chance, Visual Controls:...

Understanding A3 Thinking: A Critical Component of Toyota's PDCA Management System

1st Edition

Durward K. Sobek II., Art Smalley
March 07, 2008

Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The...

5S for Operators A Leader's

1st Edition

Press Productivity
November 27, 2007


5S for the Office: Organizing the Workplace to Eliminate Waste

1st Edition

Thomas Fabrizio, Don Tapping
July 21, 2006

Although office and administrative activities are usually 60 percent of the production costs in most manufacturing organizations, these areas often get excluded during lean initiatives. To achieve lean, office activities must fully support shop floor manufacturing operations to eliminate waste. The...

5S System: An Introduction DVD

1st Edition

Press Productivity, Train Tel-A-
February 16, 2006

While it may be simplistic in its approach, to be successful Hiroyuki Hirano’s 5S System requires the full participation of stakeholders, from management and executives to workers on the floor and office personal. Ideal for managerial teams who want to build awareness of the 5S system or sell...

Improving Flow: Collected Practices and Cases

1st Edition

Productivity Press
January 15, 2006

Flow is a fundamental concept of lean manufacturing, and its improvement is a challenge to many organizations. After mastering basic visual tools, managers must concentrate on increasing flow. This work provides shopfloor and other lean professionals with what they need to know about how other...