5S and Standard Work
5S is a step-by-step approach of the fundamental Lean toolset. It creates a visual workplace, where the status of work is obvious. People learn to see work differently. Invisible waste becomes visible. Wrong looks wrong and right looks right. There is a place for everything, and everything is in place so that whatever is needed to complete work is where it is supposed to be when it is supposed to be there. Simple, effective tools are used to eliminate waste at the source, streamlining and simplifying processes and maximizing value. 5S is a step-by-step approach that is applicable to any work environment, from the factory to the office and the hospital to the college campus. As a first step toward a total Lean transformation or as an effective and inexpensive means of reducing waste, clutter, and stress in the workplace, 5S is a firm foundation for process improvement.
- How to identify waste
- The 5S Strategy: Sort, Straighten, Sweep or Shine, Standardize, Sustain
- How to plan and lead a 5S event
- How to measure the success and return on investment for 5S activities
- How to grow 5S organically, from a single event to a culture of efficiency
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