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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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How to Design a Reward and Recognition Program?

Posted by Community Manager on July 13, 2017 at 4:14pm 0 Comments

Have you ever thought about using a reward and recognition program to help motivate the growth of a successful 5S program?

When it comes to creating a lean workplace through 5S principles, getting a thumbs up from the workforce can be a little tricky.…


Why You Need Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)?

Posted by Community Manager on June 27, 2017 at 10:05am 0 Comments

Do you experience machine breakdowns on a regular basis? Are you manufacturing products that aren’t made consistently on equipment and machinery? Do you have to remake items because they fail quality inspections? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is a clear sign that you could benefit from implementing…


Info You Need to Know About 5S Floor Tapes

Posted by Community Manager on June 8, 2017 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Floor marking is an important aspect of the set in order phase of 5S - Use this information to create efficient spaces and comply with OSHA regulations.

Floor marking tape doesn't just brighten up floors - it improves safety, creates organization, and helps achieve the 5S set in…


How to Effectively Eliminate Seven Deadly Wastes

Posted by Community Manager on May 31, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Waste is an awful word that devalues quality, manufacturing processes, and your business’ bottom line. In most cases, you’ve put a lot of effort into lean manufacturing principles - striving to work towards eliminating waste. Did the 5S principles work? Or is it time to clear the dust and re-valuate the steps…



Software for 5S Process

Started by Sandro Silva in Community Feedback. Last reply by Robert Leonardo Jun 1. 1 Reply

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?

Floor Tape Recommendation?

Started by Kate Griffin in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Kate Griffin Apr 18, 2016. 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



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