How to Translate Lean Principles Into Your Office Functions

Posted by IMEC on Jan 25, 2022 11:30:50 AM

An original article from the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog.

The lean manufacturing movement came out of a desire to reduce waste and inefficiencies and improve productivity in the operation. Many manufacturers have also benefited from the resulting continuous improvement mindset as engaged employees became empowered to change things for the better.


The 5S Game: Improve Productivity and Quality

Posted by Ed Huey on Apr 1, 2020 12:14:35 PM

Did you know that completing just the first "S" (Sort) of the 5S strategy may double your productivity? As you are thinking about navigating uncertain times and maintaining your productivity and quality levels, 5S can help!


Benchmarking Report: How you stack up on 5S

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Apr 8, 2015 10:00:09 AM

Written by Anthony Manos, Lean Champion with 5S Supply


The Very Best of 5S

Want to know how your organization stacks up?

This in-depth benchmarking report looks at techniques, practices and principles for 5S Workplace Organization and Standardization. It sheds light on how organizations have successfully created a 5S system and the obstacles and solutions they used to overcome them. 


Continuous Improvement Specialist Brings Knowledge and Enthusiasm to IMEC Clients

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Jun 16, 2014 11:11:21 AM

Welcome the newest member of the IMEC team, CI specialist serving the Greater Chicagoland area...

Megan Falconer, a Technical Specialist with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, has four years of manufacturing experience as a Product Engineer, Materials Coordinator, Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, and Process Engineer in both the steel and plastics industries.  APICS certified, Megan has also completed course work and training in Six Sigma Green Belt and lean tools and methodologies.


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