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1 Understanding 5S

2 5S philosophy focuses on Work place organization Standard Operating Procedures Simplifies the work environment Reduces waste Reduces non-value activity Improves quality efficiency Improves workplace safety

3 The 5 Ss Sorting Set in Order Scrubbing Clean Standardizing Sustain

4 Sorting Process to eliminate unnecessary items from the workplace Tag and evaluate need Move occasional use items to storage location Discard unneeded items (scrap etc) Get rid of J.I.C. mentality Eliminate space taken up by unneeded items- huge toolboxes, benches, scrap parts Remove outdated papers and files Reduce cabinets, shelving, lockers that have no current use Eliminate outdated posters, wall boards, metrics, slogans, banners

5 Set in Order A place for everything and everything in its place… Equipment – shop and office Tools Cabinets and files Brooms and trash cans!!

6 Scrubbing and Clean The cleaner the better Clean areas where red tagged items were removed Remove dirt, oil, scrap, and garbage Look at lighting Clean on a daily basis Audit the cleaning process Improve equipment maintenance

7 Scrubbing and Clean Clean aisles, walkways, floors, machines, desks Assign cleaning responsibilities Create target areas: equipment, floors, inventories Cleaning checklists Correct deficiencies Cleaning is a team effort Correct root cause of messy areas

8 Standardizing Standard Operating Procedures Implement SOPs in all areas Involve staff in developing SOPs Involve vendors Involve consultants Document all SOPS

9 Standardizing Step 1: Planning Who does what and when Step 2: Allocation Assign resources to tasks

10 Standardizing Step 3: Act Train all employees Step 4: Implement Step 5: Verify Ensure effectiveness

11 Sustain Most difficult of the 5 S Employees tend to return to comfort zone Need to monitor and influence until new culture becomes the status quo Takes time!!

12 The Benefits of 5S Increased efficiency Increased productivity Increased profitability Improved morale A nicer place to work


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