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5S ROI - can you measure it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Visco Jul 31, 2015. 7 Replies

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

Which 5S Audit scoring format do you use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Visco May 28, 2015. 7 Replies

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

width of floor tape - is it really all that important?

Started Aug 19, 2014 0 Replies

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

What does the Shine step of 5S mean to you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Visco Oct 9, 2014. 2 Replies

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


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5S audit improvement example

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

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…


5S for color blind people

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

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…


How to Sustain Your 5S Improvements Workshop

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

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 …


Quick tip for floor tape installation success

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 9:42am 0 Comments

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.…


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At 5:43pm on February 22, 2011, Kimberly Hendricks said…
Love the bin. Any suggestions on how to convince our Executive Sponsor they want to put out funds to reduce waste associated with counting. We are not much on tracking soft dollars. If you have done a project (or know of anyone that has done a similar project) and can share some great outcome measures with cost savings that would be great.
At 5:24pm on February 22, 2011, Kimberly Hendricks said…

Great. I am looking for some visual management examples for our OR supply cores and central supply. We have alot of waste in our current processes. Our materials staff literaly counts everything everyday. And as we both know a count is only as good as the moment you count. I am thinking double bin, fill lines etc.... We use Kanban cards in our OR suites as restock points mid way through the supply. Im not sure how to apply this same principle in a larger compartment or bin. Any thoughts?


At 4:46pm on February 22, 2011, Kimberly Hendricks said…
David do you work in a hospital setting?
At 1:52am on May 22, 2010, Rajesh said…
Thanks dave!
You are right.
I am going to startsimilar kind of business in india.
I am residing at Bhiwadi which 80 KM. away from Delhi (Capital of India)

Please guide me, how can i proceed?

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2010, Rajesh said…
Hi David V,
Good Morning,
This is Rajesh Dwivedi, I am EHS pfofessiona, have more that 11 year working experiance in Industrial Environment. Presently working with Visteon India, BHiwadi, (Visteon is leading brand name in automotive sector, number three in world).

My qualification is Master in Environment Science and Advance diploma in industrial Safety, lead auditor for OHSAS.

My words: When i see this unique site on 5sBest Practices, realy i feer proud, I thing this one of the best iniative towards the betterment in work place environemtn.

Best of luck,

is ther any apportunity to start in INDIA.
Here industries are growing well.

I need your support or guidence.


Rajesh Dwivedi
Place Bhiwadi
District - Alwar
Satate - Rajasthan
rajesh. ehscare.gmail.com
office id : rdwivedi@visteon.com
At 5:03pm on November 12, 2009, Mike Healey said…
Hi Dave,

What do you think so far?

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