Like it or not, many senior managers look to the bottom line with regards to any new project. While 5S should never be considered a project we all know it's easily considered as such. With that in…Continue
Over the years I've found most 5S Audit forms require the auditor to score the measure between a 1 and a 5. One is poor and 5 is outstanding. The problem with this method is is allows for some…Continue
I had a conversation with a potential customer last week who said none of the floor tapes he's tried in the past from other companies worked well. We hear this often. Many times the result is…Continue
As we all know there are 5 steps to 5S. Many folks think Shine is just the cleaning. What does the Shine step mean to you? What do you do?I look forward to seeing your responsesThank youDave Visco5S…Continue
A 5S Champion for a large tire manufacturer you would certainly know reached out to me asking for some advice. They have a 1 million square foot manufacturing facility. They've broken the area down into over 150 zones. Each zone has to go through a robust 5S certification process which takes several months. Imagine the effort that went into certifying the entire plant?!. Unfortunately, their 5S process has slipped quite a bit over the past year. as manpower for the 5S support team was cut. A…Continue
During a recent seminar I conducted for AME on "How to Sustain 5S" I was asked "how do you handle using colored visual controls and standards for color blind employees?" What an interesting question. One audience member suggested that was one of the reasons OSHA incorporated striping for hazards. While this makes sense, it doesn't really address the non-hazard color coding companies use for standardizing lanes, zones, WIP, etc.
Any thoughts on this? Has your company had to…Continue
I'm hosting a "How to Sustain Your 5S Improvements" workshop for AME (The Association for Manufacturing Excellence) http://www.ame.org/event/ame-dine-learn-how-finally-sustain-your-5s-improvements on Tuesday February 21st at 6:00 p.m. in Tewksbury, Ma. Check out more information on AME's …Continue
One of the most challenging Set in Order steps for 5S practitioners is getting floor tape to last in heavily traveled areas. I've written a free report found here about this exact topic but for now here's a quick tip.
Assuming your using heavy duty tape with pressure sensitive adhesive make sure to tamp the tape into the surface.…Continue