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#7 – 5 Reasons for 5S

John, a young production manager, makes his way onto the production floor to see how an important changeover is progressing.  He wanted to make sure everything is moving along as planned because orders are heavy this week and his team … Continue reading

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#9 — 5S in the Real World

We are recapping the top posts on the Lean Leadership blog for 2011.  Today we are looking at #9 which looks at the real world benefits of 5S: It’s Saturday morning and the production crew is clocking in for another overtime … Continue reading

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5S in the Real World – Real World Benefits

[tweetmeme]It’s Saturday morning and the production crew is clocking in for another overtime shift. The team has been working a lot of weekends at this food processing plant to keep up with the growing demand for their popular brand.  The plant … Continue reading

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The Hardest of the 5S’s – Sustain

John and the 5S Pilot Team have not only done a great job with cleaning and organizing their workplace, but they have established the Standards needed to keep it that way. So why are we talking about the Sustain step … Continue reading

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Standardize – The 4th of the 5S’s

Now that John’s team has a highly organized, structured and clean workplace, how will they keep it that way? They have been through Sorting, Setting Limits & Locations, and Shining their workplace. It’s time to establish Standards that will enable … Continue reading

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Shine & Sweep – 3rd of the 5S’s

[tweetmeme]John and the rest of the 5S Pilot Team is well on their way with 5S. They have Sorted the Pilot Line, Set Limits and Locations for all items kept in their zone, and are now ready to Shine and … Continue reading

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The 2nd of the 5 S’s – Set Limits & Locations

[tweetmeme]John and the 5S Pilot Team have just finished the Sort step and are ready to Set Limits and Locations. The just finished designating everything in their zone as needed, redundant, or not needed as part of Sort. The team … Continue reading

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The Five-S’s; Getting Started

[tweetmeme] John and the 5S Pilot Team have just completed the 5S Pre-Audit and are ready to really get started! They have two hours of line time to start the process. John is starting with a 30 minutes of classroom … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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7 Steps to Workplace Organization – Getting Started with 5S

John and his production team are coming off an embarrassingly poor change over. The team was unable to find some of the change parts for their filler. This delayed the next production run and resulted in late shipments to critical … Continue reading

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