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Why You Need Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)?

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…

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Added by Community Manager on June 27, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

Info You Need to Know About 5S Floor Tapes

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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Added by Community Manager on June 8, 2017 at 3:45pm — No Comments

How to Effectively Eliminate Seven Deadly Wastes

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…

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Added by Community Manager on May 31, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

It’s Time for a 5S Audit!

5S Audits have a ton of benefits! Spring into safety with an easy three-step process for checking the effectiveness of 5S in your workplace

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…

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Added by Community Manager on May 22, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Red Tags in a Box

Check out these convenient Red Tags by the Roll in a portable dispenser. To learn more click here http://www.the5sstore.com/redtaby.html…

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Added by Community Manager on February 26, 2014 at 8:24pm — No Comments

New Wall Mount Tool Control Boards

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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Added by Community Manager on February 6, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

How to 5S your Computer

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

Introduction

This document is intended to provide instruction to all computer users on how to organize and control their local IT workspace. It is…

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Added by Community Manager on January 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

new 5S Video from Uttana

One of the better 5S videos to come along for quite some time. Check it out here and watch the mini video clip too

http://www.the5sstore.com/5s-video-course.html

If you'd like to save 10% on the purchase of this video contact David Visco at david.visco@the5sstore.com for a special coupon code to use.

 

 

Added by Community Manager on January 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Standardize your visuals

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.…

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Added by Community Manager on January 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Improve your 5S Red Tag program

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…

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Added by Community Manager on December 24, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Improve your Personal Productivity

Check out this month's Effective Flow Magazine for great tips on improving your personal productivity.

 

Click here http://effectiveflowmagazine.com/ 

 

Enjoy!

 

Community Manager

5S Best Practices

Added by Community Manager on December 9, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments

We will solve it for you

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!!

Added by Community Manager on November 7, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference next week

Check out this great Lean Conference coming up next week in Maryland

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1200961

Added by Community Manager on October 30, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Free Sustain Your Gains Webinar

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.…

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Added by Community Manager on October 15, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

5S Tip for the Day

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.

Added by Community Manager on October 14, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Lean Simulation website

I found this website which has tons of Lean Simulations free of charge. Enjoy

 

http://www.leansimulations.org/p/huge-list-of-free-lean-games-and-other.html

 

 

Added by Community Manager on May 18, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

5S Challenges

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…

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Added by Community Manager on September 30, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

Some good 5S Standards

Here is a list of good 5S standard practices taken from a fantastic new book from GBMP E2 Continuous Improvement System. 

 

  • Make it clear what is needed and what is not needed
  • Provide a means for red tagging and removing unneeded items on an ongoing basis
  • Establish guidelines for signage and meanings for colors used in work areas
  • Identify walk areas, dangerous conditions or danger zones
  • Clarify home locations for material, information,…
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Added by Community Manager on May 25, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

4 Steps to Sustaining Improvements

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…

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Added by Community Manager on April 21, 2011 at 9:37am — 1 Comment

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