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Stop Wasting Time Searching for Tools!

Posted by Community Manager on February 2, 2018 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

Save time spent searching for the tools, information, or equipment you need by creating and designating a place for every tool! When you have the tools you need readily available, when you need them, you will significantly reduce wasted time and effort.

Our custom department is always ready to assist your with creating the perfect tool shadow boards to meet your requirements.…


What kind of storage solution do you use for eliminating waste?

Posted by Community Manager on January 5, 2018 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

Storage solutions play an integral part in waste elimination - which is one of the key aspects of 5S. 

Since safety and good housekeeping principles are equally important, we'd like to know what your favorite visual organization method for tools is? 

Do you prefer tool shadow boards, foam tool organizers, tool racks, or magnetic tool storage systems?

We'd like to hear your favorite method for keeping your frequently used tools organized.…


Learn the Best Practices for Using Color-Coded Systems

Posted by Community Manager on December 21, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Good communication is important in every industry – especially the healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, and food industries. Without visual communication, messages are hard to understand. Misunderstandings would interfere with productivity. That’s why color-coding standards are critical. Color-coding…


Optimize Organization with a New Red Tag Strategy

Posted by Community Manager on December 1, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

With the New Year approaching, now is the ideal time to start thinking about getting organized.

Remove the unwanted, unused, or abandoned items from your workplace with a strategy. With an effective red tag strategy, you can clear out the ‘dirt’ – also the Japanese word for red – and cut waste from your facility.

5S red tags, as noted in our article,…



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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We have found this awesome tool to use for scrapping old floor labels from the floor. www.webstaurant.com we have bought several for around the plant for departments to sustain their floor markings.…
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