Lean Manufacturing at Swift Metal
Lean Manufacturing is a system developed to educate people about process efficiency. A culture is instilled in the Swift Metal team, driving towards an overall growth strategy in flexibility, quality assurance, transparency, standardisation, empowering teams and encouraging continuous improvement. As a result, this improves our efficiency by reducing wasted effort and focusing on value-adding activity.
5S at Swift Metal
Additionally, 5S training is the driving force for any organisational change. As well as providing a clean, organised and highly efficient working environment. The Swift Metal team is trained in this, hence helping to encourage continuous improvement.
The 5S Steps are:
1. Sort – elimination of unnecessary work items.
2. Set in Order – efficient & effective storage systems
3. Shine – cleaning requirements & systems
4. Standardize – the establishment of best practice as a standard process
5. Sustain – strategy development to sustain best practice into routine
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