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How In The Ditch Applies Lean to Shipping and Receiving

Shop Lead Clay Pollard gives Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira a tour of the improvements In The Ditch has made in their shipping and receiving area. For more context, check out the In The Ditch Gemba Academy Live! episode.

  • 1:11 - What “skin packaging” means
  • 3:49 - How they transformed their inventory system
  • 6:03 - How they removed their bottleneck

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  1. Introduction to 5S in the Factory and the Warehouse 00:42
  2. 5S and Workplace Organization at FastCap 03:50
  3. 5S and Workplace Organization at Vermeer 09:30
  4. Red Tagging in the Stockroom at the City of Grand Rapids 03:23
  5. A Place for Everything at In The Ditch 01:55
  6. Lean Warehouse Tour at the City of Grand Rapids 17:00
  7. Using a 5S Audit Checklist at the City of Grand Rapids 02:46
  8. A Point of Use Shadow Board at Specialty Silicone Fabricators 01:01
  9. A Rolling Tool Cart at Specialty Silicone Fabricators 01:33
  10. 5S Auditing at Techno Aerospace 03:29
  11. 5S with a Shop Floor Team at Techno Aerospace 08:18
  12. 5S in the Stockroom Receiving Dock at the City of Grand Rapids 03:34
  13. A Place for Everything at Daman Products 12:02
  14. Introducing Lean to Employees Through a 5S Kaizen Event at the City of Grand Rapids 10:29
  15. Setting Up a New Work Cell at In The Ditch 06:23
  16. Empowering People to Create Paradise at In The Ditch 11:10
  17. How In The Ditch Applies Lean to Shipping and Receiving 09:01
  18. Point of Use Storage at a Dolly Assembly Cell at In The Ditch 01:58
  19. Using Imagination to Improve at Fireblast Global 03:12