5S Part 3: Your time to shine

Two months ago, we looked at the difference between an untidy workplace and a co-ordinated workplace. Last month we took the next step and saw how organising our space prompted an efficient workplace….

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5S Part 2: How to set everything in place

5S – a set of lean processes that optimise efficiency by focusing on organisation. For the last two months, we have looked over what 5S can do for your business, and the first…

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5S Part 1: Sorting first things first

Last month we introduced 5S – Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise & Sustain. Signet has been employing this simple and effective solution to workloads and has seen great results. We want to share this tool…

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Continuous Improvement Lean 5S OH&S Cardboard Boxes

5S Intro: Housekeeping skills with a difference

For the past few years, Signet has been employing a simple and effective solution to workloads that ensures efficiency, accuracy and reduced waste; something all businesses continually wrestle with. This solution has led…

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New Financial Year – Signet’s tips to help you save

As another new financial year comes around, it is always important to consider where savings can be made. Regardless of if it’s a simple switch or larger process update, finding ways to reduce…

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The 8 Wastes of Lean: Part 8 – Skill Underutilisation

It’s sometimes described as the worst form of waste a company can generate. Not properly using your employees’ skills and abilities, not properly training them, or not properly engaging them is one of…

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The 8 Wastes of Lean: Part 7 – Defects

Broken products, systems that don’t work, services that don’t meet requirements – a Defect is a waste that occurs when the value a customer expects is not delivered. There are some key ways…

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The 8 Wastes of Lean: Part 6 – Over Processing

Reducing the waste of Over Processing is a key part of any Lean journey. But why is it so important? If your processes aren’t efficient and always improving, you’ll slow down. Take the…

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The 8 Wastes of Lean: Part 5 – Overproduction

Whether you make toys, baked goods, or any other product, producing more than you need, or producing items before they are needed, can lead to significant losses. It can also result in the…

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The 8 Wastes of Lean: Part 4 – Waiting

The fourth part of our series exploring the 8 Wastes of Lean is one of the more easily-identified wastes: Waiting. There are many points along any process where time is wasted Waiting for…

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