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Steps to 5S Sustainability

I found this post which I thought would be helpful for the community

 

Many organizations make some early 5S improvements then slide back into their old ways while others maintain their 5S programs for years. What separates the two? An unsuccessful implementation of 5S is typically an incomplete 5S program. There are three keys to successfully sustaining 5S: commitment, top management support, and performance measurement.…

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Added by David Visco on March 20, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Should there be a 6th S or is it naturally part of 5s?

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?

Added by David Visco on November 16, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Refresh your 5S knowledge



See below a quick recap of the 5S's and the rationale behind the process:…

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Added by David Visco on September 16, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

4 ways to promote 5S

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…

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Added by David Visco on September 6, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

A quick tip to a successful 5S program

Without doubt the most effective method to sustaining a 5S program is to have the Sr Management including the President of the company do a quick 5 - 10 minute 5S walk every week, without fail and comment to the staff about the 5S program. Hands down, nothing will help change the culture more than this weekly focus.

Added by David Visco on May 3, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

A great visual recycle system

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.

Added by David Visco on February 8, 2011 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

4 Tips for 5S in the Office

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:

  1. Sort
  2. Set
  3. Shine
  4. Standardize
  5. Sustain

Shortly after I began working at LeanCor in September, I learned that one of my duties would include conducting a…

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Added by David Visco on January 28, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Perils of Ignoring 5S in Offices

The Perils of Ignoring 5S in Offices

by Mark Graban on December 9, 2006 · 0 comments…

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Added by David Visco on December 16, 2010 at 9:31am — 7 Comments

A Key 5S Success Strategy

An often overlooked strategy to ensure sustainment of a 5S program is high performing supervisors. These folks are on the front lines and need to be prepared to hold their staff accountable when they don't follow the program. Find below some tips from Steve Lage at PDG.

We wrote the feature to help people understand how important supervisors are in achieving and sustaining improvement. This is something most organizations just don't get, and the impact is staggering.
High…
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Added by David Visco on December 8, 2010 at 6:18am — No Comments

Great Lean article by Jim Womak

Here is a great article from Jim Womak of LEI fame.

My LEI colleague Dave LaHote is fond of saying that managers - and especially senior managers - overestimate their effectiveness, particularly as they seek to improve their organizations through formal initiatives. And they underestimate the impact (often negative) of their daily personal actions on employees. Recently I witnessed a striking example while visiting a metal casting…

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Added by David Visco on September 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Congrats to our Sweepstakes Winner - Robert Leonardo

Congratulations to Robert Leonardo for winning the 5S Best Practices Sweepstakes. Robert sent in numerous before and after pictures. Clearly his team is on the correct path. We look forward to seeing more of their improvements in the future.

Way to go Robert and Team!

Regards,

The 5S Best Practices Team

Added by David Visco on August 12, 2010 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

Lean Nation radio show

Check out the Lean Nation radio show at 4:00 EST M-F. http://790business.com/sectional.asp?id=35739

It's a great program. Everyday Karl Wadensten interviews Lean practitioners. You can listen right from your desktop.

Happy listening!

Added by David Visco on May 4, 2010 at 4:26pm — No Comments

5S Clock?

Has anyone come across a 5S clock? We're looking for a clock which would indicate which of the 5 S's the team in that area is working on. Thanks

Added by David Visco on April 28, 2010 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

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