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Secret ingredient for 5S Success

Posted by David Visco on August 21, 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

It's been a strong belief of mine for quite some time that one of the secret ingredients needed for 5S Success is Accountability. Managers all the way up the chain have to hold their direct reports accountable for abiding by the 5S standards. For example, if a Warehouse Supervisor sees a subordinate place a pallet jack two feet away from the taped out, pre-determined and labeled location that Supervisor MUST pull that subordinate aside and speak to him/her. The second that the Supervisor…

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Quick 5S question that will prove valuable to you

Posted by David Visco on May 29, 2015 at 10:30am 2 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)"

For example:

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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Secret ingredient for 5S Success

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