For the past few weeks I have been thinking about the best way to put a value to a 5S and Visual Management program. I'm sure if you've scoured the internet for the ROI of a 5S program like I have, you have found numerous posts about the difficulty of justifying a workplace organization system based upon ROI alone.
The metrics that I am working with to better place a value on 5S and Visual management are:
1 - Time saved from a decrease in searching for materials, tools, and documentation
2 - Cost of Quality reduction
3 - Employee Turnover cost reduction
I would love to get some input from the community on how you go about valuing your Workplace Organization programs and/or what metrics you are using to gauge effectiveness.