Lean is more than 5S
Here's a glowing news report about how lean is helping a manufacturing company. Who knows if it's just the scope of the article or if the company is ONLY doing 5S work.
Lean manufacturing initiatives at Moyno Incorporated's plant in Springfield, Ohio, have two objectives – to ensure the cost savings needed to remain profitable in a global economy and to retain highly skilled employees.
Good goals, but what about quality? Is their lean effort completely inward facing or are they looking at what the customer values? Can they create more value using lean?
It sounds like they are getting measurable benefits from 5S… which is better than if they were just “straightening the place up.” But maybe they could be doing more. Just food for thought…