For the past few weeks I have been thinking about the best way to put a value to a 5S and Visual Management program. I'm sure if you've scoured the internet for the ROI of a 5S program like I have, you have found numerous posts about the difficulty of justifying a workplace organization system based upon ROI alone.
The metrics that I am working with to better place a value on 5S and Visual management are:
1 - Time saved from a decrease in searching for materials, tools, and…Continue
I meet many folks at Lean conferences that walk by our 5S Store booth and suggest we change our name to The 6S Store to include Safety as their company has done. My take has always been that a solid 5S program will naturally improve safety. I'm a traditionalist and prefer to keep the original 5S format. Moreover, I think Safety is so ultimately important that it should be on it's own. What are your thoughts?
You will face many challenges implementing and sustaining a 5S System. One of those is that a 5S System represents change. One way to make the change easy for employees it to use a slow and steady method if implementation.
The first thing to remember is there is no cookie cutter solution when it comes to developing and implementing a 5S System. Each organization is different as are the people who work in them. You must examine how your organization works and tailor your 5S System to…Continue
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See below a quick recap of the 5S's and the rationale behind the process:…Continue
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Here are some quick ideas for helping to promote your 5S program that I found from EMS Strategies
1. Designated 5S days: Select a day per month or per quarter to emphasize 5S throughout the plant.
2. Slogans: Select a 5S related slogan, post it in…Continue
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Here is a list of good 5S standard practices taken from a fantastic new book from GBMP E2 Continuous Improvement System.
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Here is a good post I pulled off a respected lean blog about how to sustain your improvements
Kaizen events can be tricky........on the surface they seem like more or less simple continuous improvement exercises but there are some key elements needed to make them successful and sustain: 1) Make sure that some of the people closest to the problem are involved in the event and that it is not just run by a bunch of outside 'experts'. This is how you get…Continue
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Do you have a visually controled recycle system? If so, post it on the 5S Best Practices blog! Take a look at this great visual application.
I just found this off of my Linked In Group. I hope you find it useful.
5S is the five step process of organizing a workplace. The five steps include:
Shortly after I began working at LeanCor in September, I learned that one of my duties would include conducting a…Continue
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The third S, in 5S, is commonly referred to as shine. A more accurate translation of the original Japanese word – seisou – is probably scrub or sweep. But shine works as well.…Continue
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A great tool to help sustain your 5S initiative is to assign tasks to folks and ensure they're held accountable. The below post discusses just such a checklist.
One of the best aids in sustaining a daily 5S process is found in the 5S Assignment Chart. This assignment chart lists all the 5S tasks to be completed in a zone (designated area) along with the frequency the task should be done (daily, weekly, monthly); the person’s…Continue
Here are some tips for a successful 5S program.
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