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TIMWOOD – Inventory & Motion

A continuation of “Wasteful thinking..”, an abridged version of the series of articles by Andrew Malson, first published in WHERE To Print magazine. Inventory Surplus inventory impacts working capital, takes up space and takes time to manage. On the other hand, if your business isn’t cash restrained and you have the space and time to […]

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Wasteful thinking – how to understand the value stream

An article written by my colleague and Print/Packaging industry columnist, Andrew Malson. This piece has been segmented for the blog and complements previous articles by him. This article first appeared in WHERE To Print magazine. Introduction In this article I begin to further discuss Lean methodology by looking at waste as a concept; what it […]

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Survive to Thrive – an introduction to 5S

Introduction Over my many years of 5S implementation in print companies, I have come across several epithets attributed to the system but this struck me as the most appropriate for this era: The comprehensive implementation of each S is the starting point in the development of improvement activities that enables any company to survive. Every […]

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Creating teams – The Collective Team

In my opinion, this can be split into three main categories or phases: Collective team building Objective team building Project team building Collective team building The need to have individuals and groups of people understand and work to the same overall goal or vision. Collective team building requires acute awareness and understanding of the difference […]