Category: Ergonomics

Celebrating the anniversary of the Akebono Brake partnership

In July 2015, the building for the new Akebono Brake factory was completed near the city of Trenčín. The building covers 12,000 square meters with a total footprint of 42,000 square meters including surroundings. The new home of the world-famous Japanese company was opened in June 2015 with a grand ceremony attended by the Slovak … Continued

Eurofins Biomnis optimises reagent storage flow

The Eurofins Biomnis laboratory is optimising storage flow using Trilogiq LEAN modular solutions. Interview with Yannick Pochon, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) coordinator Eurofins Biomnis, European leader in specialised medical pathology, employs 1000 people on three main sites in France (Paris, Ivry sur Seine and Lyon). It became part of the Eurofins group in 2015 (a … Continued

A breakout could boost productivity

Do you turn to the site manager’s office as the default location for meetings? When space in production areas is at a premium, it is not surprising that meeting areas, breakout facilities for staff and walk-in work and interview areas are often treated as low priority. It is not always easy to ensure that you … Continued

Pop your Display with Smart Banner Frames

Banners and other items can be displayed quickly, easily and professionally with the new modular Graphit2® system from TRILOGIQ The system’s new lighter weight composites are up to 65% lighter than the original Graphit system which makes them easier to handle and transport.  Now with reinforced grip to absorb the knocks of continuous use, Graphit … Continued

The benefits of steel in a sensitive environment

Food preparation and healthcare are sensitive environments needing applications that are easy to clean and corrosion resistant. Stainless steel is established for durable and hygienic applications where corrosion resistance and infection control are key. The strength and durability of our steel components coupled with the the ability to be recycled makes them ideal for reconfiguring, … Continued

Road testing the production line of the future

If you are planning a move to new premises, why not take the opportunity to improve, refine and adjust your processes?   When production and design have been managed at the same factory over a number of years, available workspace can be pushed to critical limits and updating processes can be hampered, as old factory … Continued

How is Visual Management evolving?

Visual Management is evolving to deliver communications through visual representations instead of written instructions, allowing information to be quickly recognised, absorbed and processed. 80% of the information we receive is delivered through our sense of sight. We draw to illustrate and share our ideas, thoughts and emotions. Sunna Design, an innovative company specialising in intelligent solar … Continued

5S a gateway to beginning the LEAN journey

5S is often misunderstood and widely thought of as just a housekeeping activity. While housekeeping is important, 5S has a much wider scope.   5S relates to workplace organisation.  A gateway to beginning the LEAN journey, whilst engaging the workforce throughout the development and use of ‘Standards’ and ‘Practices’. 5S can be used as a … Continued

Essential technology for Kaizen continuous improvement

To sustain continuous improvement, systems need to facilitate the rapid build, implementation and frequent reconfiguration of applications for materials-handling and storage. This technology is essential for companies applying a Kaizen continuous improvement process. The Tube and Bracket Company have developed the modular technology to provide bespoke solutions including racks, Kanban/FIFO live storage, carts and trolleys … Continued

Your staff are the key to your success

Get your staff excited about the benefits of Lean thinking. Engaging people involved in the process of change is crucial. Creating an environment where applying Lean thinking can deliver results includes giving people time and space to contribute. It takes time to develop new processes. The commitment is long term, not ‘just another initiative’ A … Continued

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