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Stop Wasting Time Searching for Tools!

Save time spent searching for the tools, information, or equipment you need by creating and designating a place for every tool! When you have the tools you need readily available, when you need them, you will significantly reduce wasted time and effort.

Our custom department is always ready to assist your with creating the perfect tool shadow boards to meet your requirements.…

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Added by Community Manager on February 2, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments

What kind of storage solution do you use for eliminating waste?

Storage solutions play an integral part in waste elimination - which is one of the key aspects of 5S. 

Since safety and good housekeeping principles are equally important, we'd like to know what your favorite visual organization method for tools is? 

Do you prefer tool shadow boards, foam tool organizers, tool racks, or magnetic tool storage systems?

We'd like to hear your favorite method for keeping your frequently used tools organized.…

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Added by Community Manager on January 5, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Learn the Best Practices for Using Color-Coded Systems

Good communication is important in every industry – especially the healthcare, manufacturing, industrial, and food industries. Without visual communication, messages are hard to understand. Misunderstandings would interfere with productivity. That’s why color-coding standards are critical. Color-coding…

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Added by Community Manager on December 21, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Optimize Organization with a New Red Tag Strategy

With the New Year approaching, now is the ideal time to start thinking about getting organized.

Remove the unwanted, unused, or abandoned items from your workplace with a strategy. With an effective red tag strategy, you can clear out the ‘dirt’ – also the Japanese word for red – and cut waste from your facility.

5S red tags, as noted in our article,…

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Added by Community Manager on December 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Total Productive Maintenance

Tags are a foundational tool that helps you effectively communicate in the workplace. They're especially beneficial for total production maintenance (TPM).

Ensure your project and maintenance teams are working together - and keeping track of services with TPM tags. Shop here: http://www.the5sstore.com/tpm-blue-tag.html…

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Added by Community Manager on November 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What is a visual workplace?

If you look around for a moment, you'll notice a ton of visual cues. You're probably not surprised, right? So long the days of only hearing about the hard facts - you need to see them, too.

A visual workplace helps close the communication gap - and so much more, including:

  • Visuals reinforce standards and highlight critical information.
  • Visuals sustain lean improvements.
  • Visuals assist continuous improvement in a constantly changing…
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Added by Community Manager on November 10, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Don't Underestimate the Potential of Your Floors!

Aisle and floor marking are considered one of the most useful processes used for the 5S set in order phase. With floor marking tapes, shapes, markers, and stencils you can create organized spaces on your production floor.

You can also use 6S aisle marking to direct traffic, provide non-slip…

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Added by Community Manager on November 3, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why 5S and Color-Coding is Important in the Food Industry

Why 5S and Color-Coding is Important in the Food Industry

Look around for a moment - chances are you can see how 5S principles would benefit any organization. From the front doors at your place of business to the shelves in your stock department, when items are…

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Added by Community Manager on October 20, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Review of Value Stream Mapping and Best Books to Help You!

Schedule a meeting with your team – it’s time to start talking about value stream mapping!

Value stream mapping - VSM for short – is a team exercise and should involve representatives from all of the areas within the organization. The idea behind VSM is to see where delays are in your processes. Analyze ways to eliminate anything that doesn’t add value – or creates waste with VSM.

VSM is also known as a lean way to create ‘material and information flow mapping’…

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Added by Community Manager on October 13, 2017 at 11:54am — No Comments

Importance of 5S in the Food Industry

Implementing 5S in the food industry is considered a win-win-win for the environment, consumers, and processors!  

Plus -  with a color-coded cleaning station tool shadow boards, you can easily ensure the correct tools are put back in the appropriate departments.

http://www.the5sstore.com/item/51bsca/cleaning-station-tool-shadow-board-accu-shield/1.html…

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Added by Community Manager on October 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why Are Businesses Better with KPI Boards?

Key performance indicators (KPI) boards are a measurable way to see if your business is meeting goals.

Most people agree that measuring successes and shortcomings is a fundamental part of reaching your objectives, but the way you translate the information is equally important.

Imagine this - you’re keeping score for your son's little league team. All the bases are loaded and the most valuable player is up to bat. You think it’s a sure win for the team.…

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Added by Community Manager on September 29, 2017 at 8:44am — No Comments

Back to Basics: A Methodical Approach to 5S

5S has the potential to change your work culture by improving quality, lowering costs, building customer confidence, increasing factory uptime, reducing repair costs, promoting safety, and most importantly changing behaviors for the better. Any industry leader would vote in favor of 5S – especially…

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Added by Community Manager on September 13, 2017 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Importance of Communication in the Workplace

Five quick ideas for cultivating communication across multiple departments

Research has shown that effective workplace communication increases morale, productivity, and commitment throughout an organization. Although many businesses understand…

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Added by Community Manager on August 29, 2017 at 5:14pm — No Comments

How to Make 5S Red Tagging Successful in the Workplace

In any business, starting 5S can seem like an overwhelming task. Although the benefits are vast, the idea of organizing and sorting through hundreds of items in the workplace can leave one questioning the best way to start. I mean, you can’t just snap your fingers and miraculously meet your 5S goals,…

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Added by Community Manager on August 17, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Tool Shadow Boards Hold Your Employees Accountable

An organized tool shadow board like this will not only keep your frequently used items organized, it'll prevent wasted time searching for them AND hold your employees accountable for putting them back. …

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Added by Community Manager on August 10, 2017 at 10:57am — No Comments

Don't Just Wish Your Tools Were Organized - Make it Happen!

If you work in the food industry and don't have a Tool Shadow Board, you're missing out! Chances are you're wasting unwanted time and money.

We want to help you create a place for everything...and everything in a place.

Contact The 5S Store for all your 5S needs. Answers included.…

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Added by Community Manager on July 31, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How to Create a More Successful Workspace

Have you ever thought about success as a method of steps you have to take to get from point A to point B? To get to where you want to be, you have to work for it and move away from where you were to where you are. Google defines success as this: “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose; the attainment of…

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Added by Community Manager on July 28, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

How to Design a Reward and Recognition Program?

Have you ever thought about using a reward and recognition program to help motivate the growth of a successful 5S program?

When it comes to creating a lean workplace through 5S principles, getting a thumbs up from the workforce can be a little tricky.…

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Added by Community Manager on July 13, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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

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