Launching 5S – Step 2 of 7, the Pre-Audit

[tweetmeme] John and his production team have put the poor change over and lost change parts behind them. They are ready to launch 5S and are heading to the production floor to conduct their 5S Pre-Audit. The team has their audit form in hand and a well-defined scope of the audit. John and his team are rather hard on themselves on the pre-audit. It’s good that they critical on themselves since this will illustrate the opportunities to improve. Don’t be surprised if your first audit score is in the teens or even less. You may even find that your scores dip after the initial audit as the team gains a better understanding of the expectations.

John and his team have completed all of the pre-work and the pre-audit. They are excited because they are now ready to start the 5S of their Pilot Line. The team is ready for the 1st S, Sort which they will do first thing tomorrow morning. See you there!


This post is the third in a series on 5S.  You may want to look at 5 Reasons for 5S or all 7 Steps to 5S.  You can see all of my 5S posts here.

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About Christian Paulsen

Christian Paulsen is an Executive Consultant with 20 years of Lean Manufacturing. Chris adds value to organizations by driving process improvement and bottom line savings. Chris intends to help others by sharing the lessons learned after a quarter century of operational leadership, marriage, parenting, and even longer as a Cubs fan. Your comments on this blog are welcome. You can also connect with Chris via LinnkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in the right sidebar. Chris welcomes your comments. Christian's professional services are available by contacting him through LinkedIn (right side bar)
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4 Responses to Launching 5S – Step 2 of 7, the Pre-Audit

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