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Sustaining Practical 5S

Published: April 19, 2013
In preforming 5S activities on site I often see that the initial efforts go well and gains are quickly made to production areas. Over time this may begin to slide as the initial drive gives way to normal changing demands of manufacturing. To prevent these effects .... ... Read more

5S and a Visual Workplace – Essential for Sustaining Lean Manufacturing

Published: July 27, 2012
Many lean experts are critical of 5S and think it is a superficial tool. However while, 5S and Visual Workplace are not "the solution" for creating a lean culture, it is an essential factors in sustaining any lean production system. ... Read more

Lean begins with Housekeeping

Published: July 3, 2012
Where ever you are in your Lean Manufacturing implementation, using 5S as your housekeeping tool ensures you are keeping on track and involving every person in your factory. If you are a little lost or have fallen behind, then start the process again; get back to Sorting and Setting in order. This is the foundation of your Lean production system and you can make it work. ... Read more
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