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7 5S Management Musts to Sustainment - Part 2

Posted by David Visco on July 19, 2016 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

As part of the ongoing segment on the 7 5S Managements Musts please find below the 2nd and third  MUST:

Management MUST go through 5S Training and be part of a 5S Team. 

While this may go without saying, it's worth repeating that it is critical that managers of areas implementing 5S get trained on 5S. By trained I don't just mean reading a book, watching a video, reading a blog or sitting in on a meeting. I'm talking about in the trenches, learn on the job in…


Manufacturing is BACK in the US

Posted by David Visco on July 14, 2016 at 11:35am 0 Comments

Reading an article in the recent @AMEconnect Target Magazine about Reshoring. The media would have you believe that we have a lost the bulk of our manufacturing jobs to China or Mexico. In fact, the article says the U.S. is still the second largest manufacturer in the world. Since the recession, manufacturing employment is up by 900,000 and overall output is up 20 percent.

Here's a fact that surprised me from the article as well. Walmart, who everyone believes has nothing but…


7 5S Management Musts to Sustainment - Part 1

Posted by David Visco on June 27, 2016 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

Sustaining is commonly regarded the most difficult part of 5S. In that regard, I've listed below what I call "Management Musts" for sustaining 5S. 

Management MUST:

1. Get out on the shop floor (go to gemba)

2. Go through 5S training 

3. Be part of a 5S team

4. Support 5S

5. Focus on the people and their 5S efforts

6. Hold people accountable

7. Not "do 5S to them"

Every few days, I'll post detail about one of…


5S = Failure?

Posted by Paul Critchley on June 2, 2016 at 2:56pm 1 Comment

Hi all!

I thought you might enjoy a guest post I wrote for Mark Graban's Leanblog.org site concerning the 5S program at a former employer of mine.

Read the Guest Post Here!


Visual Plant Tours

Started by Philip Salazar in Community Feedback. Last reply by Linda Wesley on Sunday. 1 Reply

Does anyone know of companies (ideally in process manufacturing: food, pharma, etc.) that give plant tours to see best practices in 5S and visual plant?

Floor Tape Recommendation?

Started by Kate Griffin in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Kate Griffin Apr 18. 2 Replies

I have newly installed smooth concrete floors. What’s the best type of heavy duty tape to use?Continue

REquire examples from cermaic industry

Started by Hemang Kelaiya in Community Feedback Sep 13, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi,  I am guiding a team at ceramic industry for 5S, currently in our region there is no such industry which we can consider as benchmark. So if anyone has good example for such type of industry then…Continue

Some Glimps for best office 5S required for reference

Started by Deepak Kumar in Ask the Expert Aug 5, 2015. 0 Replies

Some Glimps for best office 5S required for referenceContinue


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