March 2017 Blog Posts (2)

5S audit improvement example

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…


Added by David Visco on March 13, 2017 at 1:33pm — No Comments

5S for color blind people

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…


Added by David Visco on March 6, 2017 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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