5S Visual Workplace
Get Professional Organization from Impartial Experts
Create More Capacity, Better Quality, & Improved Safety
Just as having a clean desk makes it easier to launch into a big project, 5S workplace organization gives you a solid platform for further Lean initiatives and process improvements. Let our professional 5S experts use their trained, impartial eye to eliminate clutter and improve productivity in your workplace.
- increase your capacity by eliminating motion waste
- improve quality by reducing labor variances
- remedy safety concerns, making them more visible and simpler to address
Let our 5S team put their objectivity and management skills to work, working effectively with your employees to increase organization and discipline. They bring a systematic rigor to the process, and make sure you can sustain the effort once the initial project is completed.
Project a Better Company Image
Your customers will notice the difference and perceive greater quality as they tour your facility when workstations are professionally organized and streamlined.
The improved organization also helps employees understand their role in meeting your workplace standards once they are clear, visible, and consistent.
The 5S Program is a proven method for workplace organization that:
- calms the chaos, from shop floor to desktop
- improves safety by structuring equipment maintenance
- increases discipline across your workforce
- eliminates wandering of workers searching for tools
- creates a solid foundation for other improvements
Have a brief discovery session with us, and find out how we can help you reduce the clutter, get organized, and keep your workforce on task.
What are the Steps of 5S?
Like many continuous improvement tools, 5S is a simple framework which is very powerful when implemented on the factory floor, in the office environment, or in any other work space. It follows these five steps:
Sort out what’s not needed, and bring in what is needed, throughout your work space.
Set in Order everything you use to create work product. Our 5S experts help you determine where things should be stored to make the most sense. We teach your workforce to categorize their tools, and only keep on hand a quantity that makes sense.
Shine. This is more than just getting out the polishing cloth. We help you define for your workforce what “clean” looks like, and then ensure all tools are properly labeled and cleaned. This is when to inspect tools and equipment for repair needs, etc.
Standardize all the rules to keep 5S going forward. Our 5S experts help you define when to sort, and what the schedule should be for equipment and work space cleaning.
Sustain this entire process. This requires self discipline, which we all know is the hardest part. Our 5S consultants help you create infrastructure around auditing, communication and how continued processes will be attained.
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