2Resistance to 5S Implementation What’s so great about Sort and Set in Order?The fact remains that 5S implementation is needed when the factory is not neat and organized.Why clean when it just gets dirty again?Sometimes people accept dirtiness as an inevitable condition in their workplace.They say that cleaning it up would do little good since it would soon get dirty again.This logic doesn’t hold, however, when we look at the negative impact of a dirty work place on the quality and efficiency of the work
3Resistance to 5S Implementation Sorting and Setting in Order will not boost output.Production workers assume their job is to make things, not organize or clean things.This is an attitude that needs to change as workers learn how important the Sort, Set in Order, and Shine activities are to actually maximizing output.We already implemented Sort and Set in OrderPeople some times think that rearranging things a little and putting them into neat rows one time is all there is to it.However, such “orderliness” only scratches the surface.
4Resistance to 5S Implementation We did 5S years agoThis is heard most often from people who think the 5Ss is a fad rather than a continuous activity.5Ss is actually a basis for making all other improvements.We’re too busy for 5S activities5Ss is one of the first things passed over when work gets busy or production priorities become critical.Since 5S is fundamental to factory operations, putting it off for too long a period can have negative consequences.
5Resistance to 5S Implementation Why do we need to implement the 5Ss when we are so successful today?It can be difficult to implement the 5Ss or any improvement program at companies that are currently profitable.If you tell workers that it is more efficient to keep only one box of parts on hand at each operation, they may respond by saying”Yes, but we’re doing all right, and this is the way we’ve always done it.
6Resistance to 5S Implementation These types of resistances are common in the early stages of 5S implementation.If we ignore such resistance and plow ahead with implementation, the result is likely to be nothing more than superficial improvements.Instead, we need to address these concerns directly.In order for the 5Ss to work, everyone needs to truly understand just how necessary they are.
7Benefits of 5S Implementation 5S should have many benefits for you. It willgive you an opportunity to provide creative input regarding how your workplace should be organized and laid out and how your work should be done.make your workplace more pleasant to work in.make your job more satisfying.remove obstacles and frustrations in your work.help you know what you are expected to do, and when and where you are expected to do it.make it easier to communicate with people you work with.
8Benefits to Your Company Zero changeoversZero defectsZero wastesZero delaysZero injuriesZero breakdownsZero complaintsZero red ink
9Benefit to Your Company Zero changeovers bring product diversification.To remain competitive, companies must reduce changeover times to zero, increase changeover frequency, and become more adaptive to product diversification.The 5Ss help lower changeover time by reducing material and tooling searching times and raising overall operator efficiency.
10Benefit to Your Company Zero defects bring higher qualityDefects result from many causes including attaching the wrong part and using the wrong jig.Sort and Set in Order prevent these kinds of errors.Further, keeping production equipment clean reduces equipment-operation errors and enables faster retooling.These and other effects of 5S implementation all add up to fewer defects.
11Benefit to Your Company Zero waste brings lower costsIn-process and warehouse inventoriesThe use of excess amounts of space for storageStand-by waste while waiting for equipment to transport itemsSearching waste, when items are hard to find.Motion waste, in side-stepping poorly located equipment and supplies
12Benefits to Your Company Zero delays bring reliable deliveriesFactories that lack thorough 5S implementation tend to produce defects no matter what they try to do to prevent them.Deadlines are missed due to wasted motion and too many errors and defects while products are being reworkedZero injuries promotes safetyInjuries can be expected when items are left in walkway, when stock is piled high in storage areas, or when equipment is covered with grime, cutting shavings, or oil.
13Benefit to Your Company Zero breakdowns bring better equipment availabilityWhen daily maintenance tasks are integrated with daily cleaning tasks, operators notice problems before they cause a breakdown.In this way, equipment is more consistently ready for use.Clean, well-maintained equipment breaks down less frequently and is also easier to diagnose and repair when breakdowns do occur.
14Benefits to Your Company Zero complaints bring greater confidence and trustFactories that are virtually free of defects and delays are also free of customer complaints about product quality.Products from a neat and clean workshopAre defect-freeCost less to makeArrive on timeAre safe to useZero red ink brings corporate growthCompanies cannot grow without the trust of customers.The 5Ss provides a strong base upon which to build customer trust and loyalty.
15To Be Competitive, Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before!