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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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Is Your Visual Communication at its Best?

Posted by Community Manager on May 30, 2019 at 11:42am 0 Comments

Reinforce important objectives, display KPIs, highlight Lean/Kaizen activities, and share planned initiatives through visual communication! Our custom Site BoardsTM enable you to effectively communicate your…


Reduce Waste and Motion with Tool Shadow Boards

Posted by Community Manager on May 14, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Nearly 25% of workers' time is spent searching for tools, information or equipment.

Having the tool you need, when you need it, can significantly reduce wasted time and effort. Tool shadow boards make it easy for workers to remember where things go, and serve as a visual reminder when things…


The 3 Data Points Your Team Needs for Success

Posted by Community Manager on April 25, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Here are three different types of KPIs that can make operations run smoothly:

1) Inventory Turnover: You need to know what’s being sold and what’s sitting on a shelf collecting dust. This KPI measures how often you sell out your inventory.

Plus, slow-moving inventory takes up valuable shelf space and can drain your facility’s efficiency.

You’ll want to track your customers’ buying behaviors. Then, adjust…


Top Tips for Organizing Small Spaces the 5S Way

Posted by Community Manager on April 24, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

How long does it take you to find what you need to complete a specific task in your workspace?

Sure, your space is limited – but your time is valuable. Why continue to waste productive time searching your workspace for the items you frequently use?

If you’ve ever wondered how a space so small can become such an unorganized…



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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