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Quick 5S question that will prove valuable to youget every

Posted by David Visco on May 29, 2015 at 10:53am 0 Comments

I'm curious to learn what everyone's most significant 5S challenge is. With regards to your 5S program please fill in the blanks in the sentence below. I'll respond with potential solutions and share the results. 

Here's the sentence:

"If I could just (fill in the blank) but I can't because (fill in the blank)"

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If I could just get my 5S audits done but I can't because I simply don't have the…

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10 tips to liven up standardized work

Posted by Flexpipe on April 28, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Our employees are responsible for the team’s success and management is responsible for its failures; to perform is always to be the best, optimize and do a better job tomorrow. In operations, we use standardized work, among other things, to always go further.

1.       Be accountable for your team’s performance

Originally, the manager generates an economic performance. This isn’t new (enunciated by Pete Drucker in 1954 in his book, Practice of…

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5S Complacency

Posted by David Visco on March 12, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

What do you do to keep folks from becoming complacent with 5S? I've toured companies that have maintained 5S at a high level while also seeing those that got bored with it. What does your company do to keep people enthusiastic about…

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Rotten Oranges

Posted by David Visco on March 10, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I read this interesting analogy the other day in the book Clinical 5S. Humans like to keep areas clean that they have personally invested time cleaning. On the same note a dirty area can spread to other areas. Consider what happens if you add a rotten orange into a basket of good oranges. In no time, the good oranges will turn rotten. Same concept applies to 5S and the workplace. Get rid of your rotten oranges and then maintain it to keep everything looking clean and orderly. If you allow…

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5S ROI - can you measure it?

Started by David Visco in Ask the Expert. Last reply by David Visco yesterday. 7 Replies

5S PowerPoint

Started by Michael Fletcher in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Piotr Henke May 26. 1 Reply

Visual Plant Tours

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What does the Shine step of 5S mean to you?

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