5S Store January 2019

A CHRISTMAS WISH LIST LILLY’SWAREHOUSE Oh, hey, you’re back! Sharky and I were just about to play, but I’ll hang out here so — oh NO! He’s back! That man from the brown truck. Okay, it’s fine! I can focus. I promised David and Barbara I would sit for this column. Plus, I have something important to talk to you about. I’m here to help you buy gifts for that special someone in your life — your best friend, your pup. Now, you have your obvious choices. You could go for a shark toy (always a good choice), or a Kong filled with peanut butter. But to go the extra mile, here are some of my suggestions: 1. Steak, wrapped in bacon, with some peanut butter on top. Yum. 2. A coupon for free belly rubs 3. Steak, wrapped in—oh, I already got that one. 4. Tickets to the Puppy Bowl Merry Christmas! P.S. David, isn’t the last one good? (Hint, hint!)


The time? The 1940s. The place? Japan. Two men from Toyota were attempting to overcome a challenge many of us still face today: how to make their business more productive. Observing the fulfillment process at a grocery store, they noticed that instead of restocking based on their vendor’s supply, the clerks restocked items based on their store’s inventory. Only when an item was just about to run out did they order more. The “just in time” method inspired the two men to implement a process that focused on measuring demand for a product and ordering inventory to match. After the introduction of this method, assembly line workers began using visual cue cards, or kanban, to signal the next step in a production process. The cards allowed for clearer communication on what work needed to get done and created standard processes for cueing the next step. The concept of kanban as a visual management tool was born, and with its implementation, productivity increased, and less waste was generated. At its c ore, Kanban is a visual management tool that helps to increase throughput and quality. By establishing a standardized system, workers can focus on the task at hand rather than future tasks. HOW IT WORKS One kanban method uses a whiteboard with three columns labeled with “to do,” “doing,” a nd “done,” along with color-coded sticky notes. Each sticky note color correlates to a step in the production process and provides a quick signal to team members about their tasks. One scan of the board and anyone on the team knows where they should be focusing their attention and how the workflow is going. Instead of spending valuable time constantly reevaluating workflow, teams can put that time into increasing throughput and quality.



• 8 slices brioche, 1/2-inch thick • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter • 2 large eggs • 1/8 cup heavy cream • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract • 2 cups cornflakes • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 2 cups mixed berries • Powdered sugar, to sprinkle • Maple syrup, for serving

1. On a large baking sheet lined with wax paper, place 4 slices of brioche and spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each.Cover with remaining slices, creating sandwiches. 2. In a pie plate, beat eggs with cream and vanilla. In another, coarsely crush the cornflakes. 3. Lightly soak sandwiches in the egg mixture, then dredge in cornflakes, pressing to adhere. Return to baking sheet. 4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Once melted and up to temperature, add sandwiches, cooking on one side until golden and crisp, about 2–3 minutes. 5. Return sandwiches to baking sheet, add remaining butter, and repeat on other side. 6. Top sandwiches with berries, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve withmaple syrup.


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