Brady, a global expert in lean management, announced today the launch of its Lean Visual Blog (LeanVisualBlog.BradyID.com). This blog provides information about lean with a special emphasis on visual workplace to help users achieve a sustainable lean journey.
The Lean Visual Blog addresses the role of visuals within 5S, TPM, facility safety, best practices and techniques, material pull and flow and more. This provides an online opportunity to communicate and interact with others through shared ideas, comments and real-world examples.
“Because we work with customers from a variety of industries, like mining, food and beverage and healthcare, we know how beneficial it is to share ideas that can improve business practices,” says Andrea Kozek, social media specialist. “This blog allows us to offer another channel in which to have conversations and collaborate with those looking for ways to sustain their gains.”
Rick Ruzga is Brady’s Lean Visual Blog author and expert. He is an executive level operational excellence leader with more than 15 years of experience, implementing continuous improvement approaches in both manufacturing and transactional settings. He also conducts lean visual management workshops for Brady.
Rick has developed and managed lean initiatives for major corporations, driving practical improvements in processes and methods at the site level and directing broader strategic alignment and cultural change at the corporate level. From these experiences, Rick gained skills and training to create insightful tools and methods that will be shared throughout his blog posts.
Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has millions of customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs 6,600 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific. Brady’s fiscal 2011 sales were approximately $1.3 billion. More information about Brady Corporation is available at http://www.BradyCorp.com