Video Spotlight: Lean 5S In Healthcare

5S is a valuable tool in lean management to assist in managing quality, and to seek root cause(s) of quality issues.

The 5S Animated WOD video gives an overview of the 5S process. The Lean 5S in MSICU video provides a look at how 5S was implemented in a Canadian hospital’s supply area.


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By |2024-05-19T02:45:37+00:00May 15, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Shrinkflation Grabs National Attention

Shrinkflation is a well-established practice of shrinking the amount of product in a package while maintaining the price, which increases the price per unit.

This tactic has been used by many food producers, and other industries as well. However, the practice has recently come under attack by many, including U.S. President Joe Biden.

Recent examples of shrinkflation include Gatorade reducing its drink size by 12%. Double-Stuffed Oreos now weigh 6% less. Some particularly interesting examples are Darigold Milk reducing the size of […]

Rolls-Royce Product Redesign Doubles Operating Time

Rolls-Royce is planning to invest in blade coatings of A350-1000 engines to improve durability and resilience.

This coating will be especially effective for aircraft  operating in areas with lots of sand and dust. The company is working with Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify the new blade for the engine to double its time-on-wing.


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By |2024-03-13T07:48:06+00:00March 13, 2024|Tags: , , |

Boeing 737 Max Quality Problems Continue

Quality problems have plagued Boeing’s 737 Max series since it went into service in 2017.

During 2018 and 2019, two of these 737 Max planes crashed, killing 348 individuals. Following these crashes, all of the 737 Max aircrafts were grounded for approximately two years.

In 2021, Boeing signed a three-year deferred prosecution deal with the U.S. Justice Department, which included more than $2.5 billion in penalties and an agreement to fully cooperate with any investigations.

Since then, several manufacturing flaws have delayed deliveries, […]

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