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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?

5S Rewards Program

Posted by David Visco on May 22, 2014 at 9:29am 2 Comments

Does your company have a rewards and recognition program for your 5S initiative? If so, how does it work? What have seen that works well and what improvement suggestions do you have? Thanks for sharing.


David Visco

5S Best Practices


Tip for a Successful Red Tag program

Posted by David Visco on May 19, 2014 at 12:20pm 1 Comment

Often times, the initial red tag event is one with energy and success. The team gets together and removes a bunch of junk and unecessary items from the area. Common practice is to move it all off to a designated Red Tag Area where decision makers will disposition the items. Regretably, the first go around is also the last. The Team fails to designate an owner to the area with the sole responsibility to ensure materials are moving out of the area on a timely basis.

For the red tag…



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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