Do you experience machine breakdowns on a regular basis? Are you manufacturing products that aren’t made consistently on equipment and machinery? Do you have to remake items because they fail quality inspections? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is a clear sign that you could benefit from implementing…Continue
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Floor marking is an important aspect of the set in order phase of 5S - Use this information to create efficient spaces and comply with OSHA regulations.
Floor marking tape doesn't just brighten up floors - it improves safety, creates organization, and helps achieve the 5S set in…
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Waste is an awful word that devalues quality, manufacturing processes, and your business’ bottom line. In most cases, you’ve put a lot of effort into lean manufacturing principles - striving to work towards eliminating waste. Did the 5S principles work? Or is it time to clear the dust and re-valuate the steps…Continue
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One of the most important and often overlooked parts of keeping a safe, organized, and clean workplace is conducting a 5S audit. With 5S audits, you…Continue
Check out these convenient Red Tags by the Roll in a portable dispenser. To learn more click here http://www.the5sstore.com/redtaby.html…Continue
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Need to improve the organization of your tools? Who doesnt? Check out Store-Boards from The 5S Store.
Store-Boards are the easy, custom solution for creating a visual system for your tools. At a glance, see that tools and supplies are in their designated location. Place Store-Boards throughout the facility, near the work area for improved efficiency, effectiveness and safety.
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Useful article I found by Adaptive Business Management Systems. We've all been there. You search and search for a file in your computer that you know is there, but where? This simple instruction will help remove that wasted time.
by Adaptive Business Management Systems
This document is intended to provide instruction to all computer users on how to organize and control their local IT workspace. It is…Continue
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One of the better 5S videos to come along for quite some time. Check it out here and watch the mini video clip too
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We were glad to find #5S Color Visual Standards in place at a recent client visit. Regrettably, this is rare. Often, 5S leaders neglect this crucial standardizing practice. Not having visible, publicized, standards for visual colors creates ambiguity throughout your team. Make it a point to develop these standards and post them sufficiently throughout the plant.…Continue
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Has your red tag area become nothing but a dumping ground? If so, decide now to clean it up in January and to keep it orderly and maintained throughout the year. you'll find this goes a long way at helping sustain the…Continue
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Check out this month's Effective Flow Magazine for great tips on improving your personal productivity.
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Tell us what you find the most difficult with regards to your 5S program and we'll tell you how to overcome the obstacle. Bring it on!!
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Check out this great Lean Conference coming up next week in Maryland
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Check out this valuable FREE webinar on how to Sustain Your Gains from Author and Lean Sigma Expert Mike McCarthy. To sign up click on the link below. Hurry. The webinar is October 23rd. Don't miss out.…Continue
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If you're a manager, go out to the gemba, roughly translated as "where the work is done", find something great someone on your team did and thank them. It will make both of you feel great.
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I found this website which has tons of Lean Simulations free of charge. Enjoy
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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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Here is a list of good 5S standard practices taken from a fantastic new book from GBMP E2 Continuous Improvement System.
Added by Community Manager on May 25, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments
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