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5S Webinar subject

Posted by David Visco on August 18, 2014 at 11:50am 0 Comments

What subject would interest you for a 20 - 30 minute FREE 5S Webinar? Let us know and we'll tally the data and develop the webinar from one of our 5S Experts.

Creating Visual Management Systems

Posted by David Visco on August 4, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

AME is hosting a Creating Visual Management Systems workshop on September 4th at General Cable in Manchester. General Cable has a fantastic visual management system. Here are the details. Make sure to stop by and say "hi" to me. Click here for more details



New Consulting Division from The 5S Store

Posted by David Visco on July 24, 2014 at 10:39am 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we now offer Lean, Process Innovation and Business Consulting Services. Learn more


The 5S Store has grown to be the leading provider of 5S / visual management supplies and custom point of use solutions, and we have added a full-service on-site consulting division.


Consulting Services Include:

  • 5S on-site training and plant level program design /…

Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards

Posted by Michael Toussaint on June 20, 2014 at 11:16pm 2 Comments

Ive seen lots of ways to make foam shadow boards, from Xacto knives to a hot blade on a electric heat knife. Both are messy, dangerous, and take lots of time.

I've even used vacuum forming for small tools, lots of work.

Does anyone have other experiences that save time?


How often to Audit?

Started by Lorraine Payson in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Lorraine Payson Jun 24. 9 Replies

Duct tape residue removal - help

Started by David Visco in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Antoni Fonseca Apr 9. 3 Replies

5S Documented best practices

Started by Christian Salazar in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Community Manager Dec 6, 2013. 1 Reply


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