Cutting Waste

Mistake Proofing

By |2021-09-07T15:27:09-04:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Business, Cutting Waste, Manufacturing|

Mistakes happen. It’s one of the most basic truths of life, along with the idea that perfection is a myth. And while society has largely accepted both of these truths, it hasn’t stopped people from looking for ways to edge us closer to error-free, or perfection. Mistake Proofing, or error proofing, also known as Poka-Yoke, is [...]

Lean and Green

By |2020-08-31T12:56:14-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Cutting Waste|

Everyone knows that one of the goals of lean is cutting waste from systems and processes. Toyota’s Chief Engineer, Taiichi Ohno, developed ‘the seven wastes’ as a way to identify and locate different kinds of waste in a given system. However, these wastes have traditionally focused on the elimination of product and production waste. But what [...]

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