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It’s Time for a 5S Audit!

Posted by Community Manager on May 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

5S Audits have a ton of benefits! Spring into safety with an easy three-step process for checking the effectiveness of 5S in your workplace

One of the most important and often overlooked parts of keeping a safe, organized, and clean workplace is conducting a 5S audit. With 5S audits, you…

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5S audit improvement example

Posted by David Visco on March 13, 2017 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

A 5S Champion for a large tire manufacturer you would certainly know reached out to me asking for some advice. They have a 1 million square foot manufacturing facility. They've broken the area down into over 150 zones. Each zone has to go through a robust 5S certification process which takes several months. Imagine the effort that went into certifying the entire plant?!. Unfortunately, their 5S process has slipped quite a bit over the past year. as manpower for the 5S support team was cut. A…

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5S for color blind people

Posted by David Visco on March 6, 2017 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

During a recent seminar I conducted for AME on "How to Sustain 5S" I was asked "how do you handle using colored visual controls and standards for color blind employees?" What an interesting question. One audience member suggested that was one of the reasons OSHA incorporated striping for hazards. While this makes sense, it doesn't really address the non-hazard color coding companies use for standardizing lanes, zones, WIP, etc. 

Any thoughts on this? Has your company had to…

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How to Sustain Your 5S Improvements Workshop

Posted by David Visco on January 30, 2017 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

I'm hosting a "How to Sustain Your 5S Improvements" workshop for AME (The Association for Manufacturing Excellence) http://www.ame.org/event/ame-dine-learn-how-finally-sustain-your-5s-improvements on Tuesday February 21st at 6:00 p.m. in Tewksbury, Ma. Check out more information on AME's …

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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

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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