Chris Winder is an industrial engineer with over 40 years’ experience in applying and teaching Lean principles. Most recently, Chris worked extensively with the Honda supply base implementing Lean manufacturing. Before beginning his 20-year career at Honda, Chris spent four years with Wilson Sporting Goods, where many collegiate and all professional footballs are manufactured, applying the principles of continuous improvement, and before that he worked for eight years at FL Aerospace (now a part of Honeywell), a small business that made critical components for the airline industry. And all this was preceded by 10 years at Rockwell International, where Chris became familiar with the intricacies of processes revolving around assembly, welding, and heavy machining. Chris has taught and certified individuals and groups in the Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST) motion study principles, has helped lead Honda’s annual Lean conferences for their Tier I supply base, has a deep understanding of process fundamentals, and loves when people who do the processes day in and day out are given the opportunity to implement needed changes.
5S is one, if not the, most important Lean tools. Why? What is so important about 5S that it drives Lean manufacturing cultures globally? Find out the key benefits for the printing industry and how to convert your company to implement 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain). Find out that there is more than putting pretty yellow lines on the floor and how 5S impacts efficiency, quality, teambuilding, and morale. This tutorial will review the steps associated with each of the 5S elements and share real-life experiences from starting a program. If you plan to foster a Lean mindset, this is the baseline tool you must employ.