FAQ

Why 5s?

  • An environment that is clean, organized, uniform, and smart demonstrates a drive for quality
  • A clean, organized environment helps drive efficiency
    • Reduces scrap, downtime, and changeover time
  • People spend a lot of time in their work environment and should feel good about their work areas
  • An environment that is clean, organized, and disciplined improves safety and stimulates performance

FAQ

  • What is Lean?

    • Lean is not another “flavour of the month” exercise
      • Lean is a long term commitment
      • Lean systematically drives continuous improvement 
      • Lean is all about the client
      • Lean is about involving everyone in an organization
      • Lean is about seeing the whole picture
      • Lean supports doing the right thing
      • Lean identifies the tools and staff needed to be successful 
      • Lean eliminates the wasteful activities that have crept into our workplaces that have become the norm
  • What is Lean thinking?

      • passionate belief that there is always a simpler, better way.
      • continuous drive to identify and eliminate waste.
      • A way of thinking that causes everyone to use their talent to improve the business everyday.
      • culture that extends the ideas and concepts across all business processes using a common toolset.
  • What are some examples of wastes in our processes?

      • Rework
      • Paperwork
      • Scrap
      • Equipment downtime
      • Material moving
      • Scheduling, re-scheduling
      • Expediting
      • Inventory
      • Obselescence
      • Offline inspection
  • What is 5s?

    • 5s is a methodology to develop and maintain a clean, organized environment.
  • What are the 5 "S's"

      • Sort 
      • Set in Order
      • Shine
      • Standardize
      • Sustain
  • Why 5s?

      • An environment that is clean, organized, uniform, and smart demonstrates a drive for quality
      • A clean, organized environment helps drive efficiency
        • Reduces scrap, downtime, and changeover time
      • People spend a lot of time in their work environment and should feel good about their work areas
      • An environment that is clean, organized, and disciplined improves safety and stimulates performance
  • What is Kaizen?

      • Kaizen is a continous process of finding and eliminating waste as quickly as possible
        • Not about perfecting something, just about making it better
        • Requires a bias for action
      • Kaizen requires dissatisfaction with the status quo which in turn results in gradual, continuos improvement
  • What types of industry do you work with?

      • As seen from some of our past and existing clients, there is really no industry that is off limits or to big or too small.
  • What sets Beyond Connections apart from other consultants?

      • No single team or organization is the same. Beyond Connections works with your team to identify unique needs and expectations, creating a forward plan with those at the heart of the organization.
      • Beyond Connections excels at engaging team members and building their capacity to implement results oriented solutions.
      • Our goal is to build capacity and knowledge within the team to guide them to a sustainable future.