Starting 2017 Off Right by Starting it Right Now

You know how annoying it is when stores skip past Halloween AND Thanksgiving and start putting up Christmas decorations in October? Well allow me to be even MORE annoying by skipping all the way to New Year’s! Not that I’d ever actually skip Halloween, it’s by and far the best holiday #fightme But here’s the thing: 2016 has been *kinda* rough. On a national scale we’ve dealt with what seems …

5 days of S-mas: Sustain

Our final “S” is “Sustain!”  In a machine shop this is generally implemented in the form of reviewing how the other 4 “S”s are functioning within the shop, determining if they can be improved, and developing a process to do so.  The idea is to maintain and improve upon the positive changes that have already been put into place with the 5S process. For our purposes, this means reviewing how …