You’ve done it! You’ve chosen to start a new 5S program at your business. Get ready for quite the ride with all the improvements that are going to be cascading onto you and your employee’s shoulders as you climb on board with this well-known Lean manufacturing method.
Those improvements don’t happen by themselves though, both upper management and employees must work together to make successful and lasting changes. If done correctly, 5S may help improve:
- Reduce delays
- Improve staff morale
- Lower costs
- Increase profits
- Product Quality
There are numerous benefits, as you can see, from using a 5S strategy. It gets even better—5S can be used in any business whether you are working in a school, manufacturing, retail, and many others. 5S is within easy grasp of anyone and is conveniently simple to use if you have the right tools and information.
With that being said, this 5S video made by Creative Safety Supply can lead you in the right direction with a 5S guide geared toward starting this kind of program in your own workplace. The guide, which is free to use by anyone, provides much needed information on what to start with, how to go about it, and what your workplace should look like in the end. Some of the things that are in this guide include the five core principles that 5S is named after: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. The guide goes even further to describe the sixth member of the 5S family; Safety.
5S Guide: Improve efficiency with effective organization
When the workplace is a mess, processes slow down. 5S, a systematic method for workplace organization, keeps spaces clean and clear of clutter processes. This 5S Guide explains the steps of a 5S program, how to start a program, and what tools you'll need to make 5S a success.
Each of these core values of 5S are essential for a lasting program rather than one that fizzles out if the culture of the workplace doesn’t adapt to the new changes. The key to 5S here is consistency, everything has a place and those must be taken care of continuously to be able to form habits. In this case, habits in the safety world make worker’s lives easier and more productive.
- 5S: More Than Meets The Eye
- Jump Start your 5S Program
- Lean Management And The 5s Principles
- Utilizing The 5S Principles In Lean Management To Your Advantage
- Defining The 5s Principles In A Workplace
- Other Supporting Principles Of The 5S Methodology In A Work Place Organization
- The Visual Workplace
- 5 Reasons Manufacturing Businesses Should Implement 5S
- Social Distancing Tools: Wall And Floor Signs– creativesafetysupply.com
- 6S: Safety– creativesafetysupply.com
- From the Bottom Up: You and Your New 5S Program– blog.5stoday.com
- How LEAN and 5S Can Improve the Productivity of Your Business– lean-news.com
- Floor Marking: A Valuable 5S Tool for the Workplace– realsafety.org
- Everything You Need To Know About the 5S Audit– blog.creativesafetysupply.com
- How To Use a Kanban Board– iecieeechallenge.org
- Safety in the Workplace and 5S– hiplogic.com
- Floor Tape + 5S = Success– floor-tape.com