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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

How to Effectively Eliminate Seven Deadly Wastes

Waste is an awful word that devalues quality, manufacturing processes, and your business’ bottom line. In most cases, you’ve put a lot of effort into lean manufacturing principles - striving to work towards eliminating waste. Did the 5S principles work? Or is it time to clear the dust and re-valuate the steps…

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Added by Community Manager on May 31, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

It’s Time for a 5S Audit!

5S Audits have a ton of benefits! Spring into safety with an easy three-step process for checking the effectiveness of 5S in your workplace

One of the most important and often overlooked parts of keeping a safe, organized, and clean workplace is conducting a 5S audit. With 5S audits, you…

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Added by Community Manager on May 22, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Red Tags in a Box

Check out these convenient Red Tags by the Roll in a portable dispenser. To learn more click here http://www.the5sstore.com/redtaby.html…

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Added by Community Manager on February 26, 2014 at 8:24pm — No Comments

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