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The place to discuss and share your 5S challenges, ideas and successes!!  This is a peer based community site letting us share 5s examples, 5s strategies, and 5s Best Practices. Content is open to all and there's never a membership fee for approved members.

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Food For Thought...

Posted by Community Manager on March 6, 2019 at 2:11pm 0 Comments

Workplace stress is a major contributor to worker health and job dissatisfaction. Since workers spend more waking hours in the workplace, they need a productive work environment. Productivity also creates a healthier work environment. To be successful over the long term, the health and wellbeing of employees must come…

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Color-Coding - It's Important in the Workplace. Learn Why Here!

Posted by Community Manager on February 26, 2019 at 9:33am 0 Comments

The importance of color-coding cleaning tools throughout your facility should NOT be underestimated. Applying color-coding in your plant will help you achieve these 5 things:

  1. Maintain strict work zones
  2. Reduce the risk of pathogens and allergens that can be harmful to your sanitary process
  3. Eliminate other foreign contaminants from affecting your operation
  4. Minimize miscommunication throughout a facility's processes
  5. Speed employee…
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Are you making this mistake with floor tape?

Posted by Community Manager on February 20, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

If your facility is like many that I’ve seen, your floors probably take a beating. Extreme temperatures, high volume of traffic, and constant wear and tear from forklifts. All can play havoc with the materials we use for 5S…

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The Power to Move your Workplace

Posted by Community Manager on February 5, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Workstations have changed tremendously over the years. And since every workplace and workstation is not created equally, the ability to mobilize a workplace is very helpful. In fact, businesses that convert to mobile computer cart workstations report higher capacities, reduce infrastructure costs, and create more productive employees.

There are several obvious benefits to having a computer on wheels. 

Interested in learning more? Check out this typical work…

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Electronic Form for Collecting 5S Data Automatically

Started by Piotr Henke in Ask the Expert. Last reply by vishal phalak Aug 30, 2017. 7 Replies

Is it available somewhere 5S electronic form where the data will automatically enroll on the SQL server from multiple locations?What do you think of this idea?Continue

How can we standardize the 5S

Started by meminoz in Ask the Expert. Last reply by David Visco Aug 30, 2017. 12 Replies

We apply lean manufacturing tools in our firm. 5S is one of the basic and the most important. First we create a competiton atmosphere between the production departments, and the best department was…Continue

Software for 5S Process

Started by Sandro Silva in Community Feedback. Last reply by vishal phalak Aug 30, 2017. 2 Replies

I am looking for a software/app which I can create and customize my Checklist, Audit logs, Disposition Logs and then the software would automatically update the audit graphs. With this software I…Continue

Visual Plant Tours

Started by Philip Salazar in Community Feedback. Last reply by Linda Wesley Jul 24, 2016. 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?

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Color-Coding - It's Important in the Workplace. Learn Why Here!

The importance of color-coding cleaning tools throughout your facility should NOT be…See More
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The Power to Move your Workplace

Workstations have changed tremendously over the years. And since every workplace and workstation is…See More
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