Production & Material Handling
- February 10, 2022
The 5S System is a fundamental lean manufacturing tool, designed to enhance workplace efficiency and eliminate waste through a structured five-step approach. The first step, "Sort," involves separating necessary tools from unnecessary items to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. "Set In Order" emphasizes organizing tools within reach to reduce downtime, employing color coding and shadow boards for systematic arrangement. "Shine" promotes cleanliness to ensure safety, detect potential issues, and maintain a productive environment. "Standardize" focuses on creating practices, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and shadow boards, to sustain the improvements made. Finally, "Sustain" emphasizes consistency through regular checks to uphold the established standards. To complement the 5S System, incorporating visual aids such as signs, labels, safety tapes, floor markings, and custom shadow boards provides an effective means of communication and reinforces the success of the 5S
- March 31, 2021
Springtime brings many new colors, from the flowers popping up in gardens to the spring and summer produce offerings at the grocery store. During this colorful time of year, it might be the perfect opportunity to take a look at color-coding in your facility, whether that means starting a new color-coded program or expanding an existing program.
Nelson-Jameson has expanded our color-coded program once again with the release of our 2021 Color-Coded Catalog. This year's catalog has grown to 68 pages of products that are designed to help prevent allergen migration and cross-contamination. A complete color-coded program helps to lay the foundation for a solid food safety program, and can help minimize the risk of cross-contamination.
Why choose a color-coded system? A complete color-coded system helps promote organization and efficient workflow. Designating critical control areas and zones helps your sanitation program by ensuring that the tools stay in the areas in
- May 01, 2019
Nelson-Jameson has expanded their color-coded program once again with the release of their 2019 Color-Coded Catalog. This year's catalog has grown to 56 pages of products that help to prevent allergen migration and cross-contamination. From the lab to the processing line, Nelson-Jameson has the color-coded products you need to produce safe, quality food.
In addition to having the most extensive color-coded program in the industry, we also have the most color options! Nelson-Jameson is now proud to offer gray, brown and lime products from Remco/Vikan® to help meet all your color-coded needs. The expanded catalog also includes new items like Color-Coded Cable Ties, Flagged Angle Brooms, Nylon Scrapers and more!
- January 09, 2019
Nelson-Jameson takes food safety very seriously, and we know that you do too. That is why we offer a wealth of products and solutions that can help your facility reduce the risk of foodborne illness and contamination. From Color-Coding and Metal Detectable to Hand Hygiene and Environmental Testing - we have many programs available to help ensure your processing facilities are compliant, providing safe, quality food to all.
- February 28, 2018
Using Metal Detectable Products in your facility is a great way to ensure the product that you ship out does not contain foreign materials. Metal Detectable Products are products that can be detected by a metal detector. In plastic products, such as pens, a metallic pigment is added to the resin during the manufacturing process, and it is this pigment that is actually detected by the metal detector. Other products, earplugs for example, contain a stainless steel ball bearing, which is then detected by the metal detector.