A team of 12 skilled associates came together this week to use their various roles and previous knowledge to further improve the Board, Laminate, & Core Storage areas. This was the 12th such event, aptly named Kaizen #12, and was part of L.E. Smith’s commitment to implementing continuous improvement strategies. Kaizen #12 kicked off on Tuesday January 4th with a detailed planning and goal setting session. The team worked together to focus on 5S (another lean manufacturing philosophy,) plant layout, and visual management opportunities. The end result was streamlined, consolidated, cleaner, and more organized storage area. It might’ve been good before, but now it’s even better.
“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”
– Arnold Bennet