Lean manufacturing with 5S.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The 5S system is a lean manufacturing tool that improves workplace efficiency and eliminates waste. By providing a systematic framework for organisation and cleanliness, 5S helps facilities avoid lost productivity from delayed work or unplanned downtime.

  1. Sort: This step involves removing unnecessary tools and materials from a workplace.
  2. Set in Order: The step of carefully organising the materials and tools that remain after the step 'sort'.
  3. Shine: Calls for routine cleaning of the work area, tools and equipment. A clean work area prevents clutter or dirt from hiding potential problems and improves the working life of equipment.
  4. Standardise: means documenting what's being done so those improvements can be shared across the facility and into the future.
  5. Sustain: Requires ongoing effort to maintain 5S in the facility. Keep track of progress with The

5S system has the effects to eliminate waste, improve quality and increase profits by creating value based on customer needs. How?

Improved Profits: Reduced costs, streamline labor costs and improve quality.
More efficient workforce: Make work easier with standard procedures.
Safer Workplace: Improve safety by keeping the workplace clean and organised.
Fewer Defects: Reduce errors and defects by making it easier to identify and solve problems.
Better Communications: Ensure the work force has the information it needs to operate efficiently by creating a visual 5S factory.

Our dedicated expects take the time to understand your business's strengths and weaknesses to adapt the exact 5S factory for your business.


Does 5S sound like a method that could benefit you business?

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