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.

5S visual workplace organizationWhat 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.  

guide to 5SShine. 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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CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

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Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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