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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.…Continue
Added by David Visco on March 20, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
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?
See below a quick recap of the 5S's and the rationale behind the process:…Continue
Added by David Visco on September 16, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
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
Added by David Visco on September 6, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
Added by David Visco on May 3, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments
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
Added by David Visco on January 28, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments
Added by David Visco on December 8, 2010 at 6:18am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by David Visco on September 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
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!
The 5S Best Practices Team
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.
Added by David Visco on May 4, 2010 at 4:26pm — No Comments