Most companies gloss over the third pillar of a 5S initiative; Shine. They just figure all they need to do is clean up the place. Maybe scrub the equipment, wash the floor, wipe down tables etc. While this is certainly part of the initial Shine step, it's by no means the last. What's critical is to set up a standardized process for keeping that equipment clean and operating properly. To do so, follow these steps;
The same steps can be used for any area, including those without equipment.
Remember, the rationale behind Shine is to get the equipment to a point where any non-conformance such as an oil leak is clearly evident. If the machine is filthy, the problem will not be noticeable. Make sure your Shine process is in place and providing the results you need. You'll be glad you did.
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