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
"We have now started to use a green flag with a smiley face for the best department and a sulky face for the worst department which is being hanged on the board of each department. The audit team continues... We will see.."
"We use a dust pan spray painted gold for the highest score, and a rusty one with holes drilled in it for the worst. The display is in a high traffic area that all visitors & employees see often. It would be more beneficial though, to…"
"Hi Meminoz - you mentioned that folks are red tagging. How about Setting in Order - the second S and then Shining the areas. Until these are done, audits are inappropriate. If you are trying to set a standard how about finding one area, go thru the…"
Thanks for your kind interests.
In the begining of the 5S study we have put red tags to every department and material as the neccesity of 5S' s 1 st step "sort". Now, we make audits and disclose the worst department…"
"Good input S.L. Subramanian. Meminoz, I had a few more thoughts. One, rather than carrying out a red flag to the worst area, how about celebrating the positive by bringing a green flag to the area that did the best? Working with a positive…"
"Hi Meminoz, as I understood that you did ' Red tag (flag) to worst department'... I feel it should be done for all the areas, even if it takes long time to complete. I felt the RED FLAG operation is the most important part in 5S…"
"Hi community manager
Thanks for your kind reply. we were on preparing a new plan about implementing 5S for the end of september, i will take into acoount. Beside i try to focus on some visual management tools aobut 5s. we have tried "red flag…"
"Hi Meminoz - some companies have found reward programs are useful. I however have tried implementing in the past with little success. You should not need to provide monetary rewards for successful 5S implementations. People should simply be held…"
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 being awarded with small gifts (less than 10 $). and than we try to expect 5s as a mission from the departments. We carry out "a red flag to worst department". The audit was once a week. But it doesnt work...The expectations are still looking for the gifts and doesnt care about the red flag...What…See More