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Mistake Proofing Failsafe AKA: Poke Yoke

Poke Yoke Mistake Proofing in the Mining Connector Business

Mistake proofing and making something fool proof is the ultimate goal of a LEAN production system. We want to make our parts, assemblies and processes in such a manner that is impossible for them to be installed or assembled incorrectly. This goes way beyond the standard work...
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Success in the LEAN Journey

It has been said that over 60% of LEAN transformation efforts fail. As we dig into some of the root causes of this failure rate we can see many possible causes. It can range from not having the initial commitment all the way to not having the right team in place. Ultimately this transformation has...
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Summary of LEAN 5S

5S is made up of five stages.

All five need to be sustained to succeed. Lean-5s-art
  • 1, 2, & 3  - Sort, Set-in-Order, and Shine  -- create the new discipline
  • 4 - Standardise -- set up to maintain the new baseline
  • 5 – Sustain – respect & self discipline...
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Who We Are

Who We Are

FloMAX International, Inc. began developing fluid transfer systems in 2002 a division of Edge Technology, a CNC production machine shop.  In September of 2004 we were incorporated as a privately held corporation. FloMAX continues to be fully supported in our manufacturing needs by Edge Technology and with our engineering design needs provided by...
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