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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,…

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Total Productive Maintenance

Posted by Community Manager on November 29, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Tags are a foundational tool that helps you effectively communicate in the workplace. They're especially beneficial for total production maintenance (TPM).

Ensure your project and maintenance teams are working together - and keeping track of services with TPM tags. Shop here: http://www.the5sstore.com/tpm-blue-tag.html…

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What is a visual workplace?

Posted by Community Manager on November 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

If you look around for a moment, you'll notice a ton of visual cues. You're probably not surprised, right? So long the days of only hearing about the hard facts - you need to see them, too.

A visual workplace helps close the communication gap - and so much more, including:

  • Visuals reinforce standards and highlight critical information.
  • Visuals sustain lean improvements.
  • Visuals assist continuous improvement in a constantly changing…
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Don't Underestimate the Potential of Your Floors!

Posted by Community Manager on November 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Aisle and floor marking are considered one of the most useful processes used for the 5S set in order phase. With floor marking tapes, shapes, markers, and stencils you can create organized spaces on your production floor.

You can also use 6S aisle marking to direct traffic, provide non-slip…

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Electronic Form for Collecting 5S Data Automatically

Started by Piotr Henke in Ask the Expert. Last reply by vishal phalak Aug 30. 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. 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. 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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Optimize Organization with a New Red Tag Strategy

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Total Productive Maintenance

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What is a visual workplace?

If you look around for a moment, you'll notice a ton of visual cues. You're probably not surprised,…See More
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