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Pros and Cons: The 5S Consultant vs. Implementing 5S Organization Yourself

Do you know what all experts have in common? They’ve spent countless years getting it all wrong, until one day they finally get it right and their processes are forever changed. Sounds nice, right? It sure does. See, when you’ve got a ton of tasks that steal your…

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Added by Community Manager on January 18, 2019 at 1:59pm — No Comments

5S Management Musts to Sustainment

Reduce stress by using these seven tips to sustain 5S in your workplace

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy button, especially when it comes to tackling 5S? You don’t have time to waste learning all the technical jargon when you have unique challenges to…

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Added by Community Manager on January 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Excessive Inventory - Don't Let it Pile Up!

Time to start thinking about reducing your inventory? How about organizing spaces in 2019? Red tags help you stay organized while you organize. For customized tags, just email Custom@the5sstore.com or call us at (978)842-4610.…

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Added by Community Manager on December 18, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What Ben Franklin can teach us about 5S

Benjamin Franklin was a very orderly guy.

In fact, many of his personal habits have been used by people all over the world since the 1700s.



For instance, his method of planning was adopted by Hyrum W. Smith, in 1984, who founded The Franklin Planner Company.  



Executives took to the planner like a duck to water. It…

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Added by Community Manager on December 17, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ever get frustrated by a fast-food restaurant? Recently I had such an experience. The restaurant was set up similar to a Subway, where you’d give your order to an employee and the next staff member w…

Ever get frustrated by a fast-food restaurant?

Recently I had such an experience. The restaurant was set up similar to a Subway, where you’d give your order to an employee and the next staff member would add “extras” to your food item. Except for these employees acted like a clown sideshow. Bumping into each other, not listening to what the other employee said, asking the customer…

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Added by Community Manager on November 26, 2018 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Use and Reuse These KPI Board Accessories for a MORE Visual Workplace

Make positive, negative or neutral metrics stand out on your Key Performance Indicator (KPI) board with quick and easy labeling. The advanced repositionable cling technology of our…

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Added by Community Manager on November 19, 2018 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Don't Forget Your 5S Red Tags

By now you're already thinking about 2019 - - and most likely ready to clean-up and re-organize your inventory. Red tags help you stay organized while you organize. 

5S Red Tags are used to keep the process of change going throughout the 5S workshop while remaining organized in the process. 5S Red Tags are used for visual management of a workspace, clearly marking items that need to be moved creating workplace organization. Note: We can also provide…

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Added by Community Manager on November 15, 2018 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Show Us Your Red Tag Area and Win!

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Added by Community Manager on October 9, 2018 at 9:25am — No Comments

Now MORE choices are available for tool control

Keeping tools and supplies in proper locations is ideal for every workplace. But sometimes you need quick solutions for everyday problems. 

Per popular request, we've expanded our selection of stock Cleaning Station Tool Shadow Boards so you can quickly get organized in non-food contact or general maintenance areas.…

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Added by Community Manager on August 8, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

BIG News to Share with You

Hello,   We'd like to share big news with you!

We’ve changing our look! The 5S Store released an updated brand identity on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  

This will be our third logo revision since we were founded in 2006. We’ve been busy evolving and improving the way we do business for you. Our transformation begged for a fresh look. So, be sure to watch for our new updated logo that better represents that evolution. A logo…

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Added by Community Manager on August 1, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Transformation Tuesday

Be the change you want to see in the workplace!

You can set the example and transform your workplace from an unorganized mess into a more productive and organized space. Something as simple as cleaning off your desk, putting tools back in the appropriate location, or creating organized spaces on the warehouse floor will show others you're committed to improving the work environment.

When you need tools to get organized, …

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Added by Community Manager on July 17, 2018 at 10:27am — No Comments

Have you thanked your employees today?

Gratitude goes a long way.

The best way to motivate your employees to get organized is to go out to the production floor and get them involved in the entire process. Make it your goal to include them and don't forget to recognize milestones with gratitude.

Here's an idea. Before the end of the day comes around,  set the example and straighten up your area, organize your desk, and clean up any mess in your workspace... And when you see others…

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Added by Community Manager on July 13, 2018 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Thank you for being part of our 5S Community!

We know you haven’t heard from us in a while… that’s because we’ve got something in store for you! We're making major updates to continue to provide you with the useful tools you need to stay organized and increase efficiency.

Stay tuned for exciting…

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Added by Community Manager on July 12, 2018 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Stop Wasting Time Searching for Tools!

Save time spent searching for the tools, information, or equipment you need by creating and designating a place for every tool! When you have the tools you need readily available, when you need them, you will significantly reduce wasted time and effort.

Our custom department is always ready to assist your with creating the perfect tool shadow boards to meet your requirements.…

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Added by Community Manager on February 2, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments

What kind of storage solution do you use for eliminating waste?

Storage solutions play an integral part in waste elimination - which is one of the key aspects of 5S. 

Since safety and good housekeeping principles are equally important, we'd like to know what your favorite visual organization method for tools is? 

Do you prefer tool shadow boards, foam tool organizers, tool racks, or magnetic tool storage systems?

We'd like to hear your favorite method for keeping your frequently used tools organized.…

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Added by Community Manager on January 5, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Learn the Best Practices for Using Color-Coded Systems

Good communication is important in every industry – especially the healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, and food industries. Without visual communication, messages are hard to understand. Misunderstandings would interfere with productivity. That’s why color-coding standards are critical. Color-coding…

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Added by Community Manager on December 21, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Optimize Organization with a New Red Tag Strategy

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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Added by Community Manager on December 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Total Productive Maintenance

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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Added by Community Manager on November 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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, 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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Added by Community Manager on November 10, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Don't Underestimate the Potential of Your Floors!

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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Added by Community Manager on November 3, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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