Lean Solutions

As a business that strives for continuous improvement, Memco Safety understands the challenges of improving productivity, reducing costs, and providing added value to customers. We are committed to supporting our customers’ business efforts by offering LEAN products and solutions to help improve efficiencies, reduce waste, and control costs.


WHAT IS LEAN?

Lean is a business methodology that focuses on creating value for customers while minimizing resources, time, energy and effort. Through continuous evaluation of company purpose and processes along with employee engagement, businesses can increase customer value, provide better quality and eliminate waste.



Types of Workplace Waste


Transportation

Unnecessarily moving products and materials

Inventory

Excess products and materials that aren’t processed

Motion

Unnecessary movements by people

Waiting

Time spent waiting for the next process step to occur

Overproduction

Making more product than customers’ demand

Overprocessing

More work or higher quality than is required

Defects

Product or service failure to meet requirements

Unused Talent

Underutilization of people’s talents, skills and knowledge



JUST-IN-TIME (JIT) INVENTORY

Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory strategy offers a way to increase efficiency, decrease waste and reduce inventory costs by receiving supplies at the time they are needed in the production process. Through JIT inventory management, Memco Safety can provide you with inventory solutions to deliver the products you need, right when you need them.


WHAT IS 5S?

5S is a continuous improvement tool that provides a step-by-step way for companies to eliminate waste by improving worker safety, productivity, quality and efficiency.



Sort

Remove items that are not required and ensure all needed items remain in the work area.

Set in Order

Organize all needed items identified in the sort stage for easy and efficient access.

Shine

Identify cleaning tasks and establish a cleaning plan to ensure the area remains clutter free.

Standardize

Assign regular tasks, create schedules and post instructions for standard operating procedures.

Sustain

Maintain procedures through inspections, ongoing training, and continual improvement.