Workforce Talent and Business Process Solutions

Lean Thinking & Methods

EWC's mission is to provide the highest quality, value-added services for our clients. We will take the lead in your Lean journey toward becoming an efficient, world class organization by showing you how to work smarter, not harder. 

Seven Deadly Wastes:

  • Transporting materials
  • Excess inventory
  • Excess motion
  • Waiting
  • Over-producing
  • Over-processing
  • Defects
  • The Cure: 5S 

5S is a fundamental Lean tool that helps us reduce waste in the workplace. When applied, it transforms an area from disorganization to organized, and not just by cleaning up an area. 5S is proven to reduce waste, enhance productivity, and promote better ergonomics. What is it?

  • Sort - determine what stays.
  • Straighten - a place for everything.
  • Shine - deep clean.
  • Standardize - how the area is to be used.
  • Sustain - once fixed, keep it that way.
  • Other Lean Tools

Mistake proofing
Value stream mapping
Process mapping
Material replenishment