Kenneth Zabel has over twenty years’ experience working for global third-party certification bodies. For the past five years, he has been an auditor of manufacturers and suppliers across North America – including suppliers to several toy manufacturers including Mattel and Fashion Angels.
5S began as part of the Toyota Production System (TPS), the manufacturing method begun by leaders at the Toyota Motor Company in the early and mid-20th century. This system, often referred to as Lean Manufacturing in the West, aims to increase the value of products or services for customers. This is often accomplished by finding and eliminating waste from production processes. The term 5S comes from five Ja..
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets the requirements for environmental management systems. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders. ISO 14001 is suitable for any organization -- all types and sizes, be they private, not-for-profit or gover..