December 2014 Blog Posts (2)

Making 5S Stick in Your Shop

Here's a great article I came across from over a decade ago regarding sustaining 5S programs. The fundamentals are the same today as they were back then. Simple and straight forward. I'm particularly fond of # 4. Enjoy and please share your feedback and input. 

Happy New Year

David Visco

5S Best Practices

Columns From: 7/1/2004 Modern Machine Shop, Wayne Chaneski

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Added by David Visco on December 30, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Shining is to make problems obvious

With clutter gone and the storage area organized, the next step is to properly and thoroughly clean and paint equipment and work areas. This step is critical as a way of sustaining the improvements begun in the Sort and Set phases. Initial painting and cleaning requires a blitz task outside regular working hours, but after that a daily routine should be established. The entire team should participate in cleaning - but make sure that every team has adequate cleaning supplies and equipment;…

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Added by Flexpipe on December 10, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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