chapter  8
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The Red-Tag Strategy

Recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the number of factories and offices that have implemented the red-tag strategy. To lay the foundation for making improvements, these same factories and offices usually have implemented all 5S's. Companies have learned that — at little cost — these efforts can bring big rewards, such as substantially reduced inventories, higher productivity, and improved clerical efficiency. Furthermore, attaching red tags to unneeded items is a simple task that anyone can perform, which is another reason why companies have so willingly implemented it.