As a company manufacturing a wide range of components, we have lots of different types of tooling in our factory. But we don’t want unnecessary tooling crowding our work space as this just leads to waste. The same goes for the components we make. Like all companies, we occasionally get parts that are not quite right and are rejected during our quality control processes. A lot of these can be reworked so we don’t want to throw them away. But how do we manage this so that we don’t have rejected parts piling up over time and tooling that ‘might get used for something in the future’ taking over? That is where setting up a red tag system will help.