Friday, 11 July 2014

7 Steps for Sorting during implementing 5S

The first 'S' of 5S which stands for Sorting. It means that seperate out items within a target area on need basis i.e. the items which are necessory for that area and the items which are not necessory for that area.

7 Steps for Sorting:-

  1. The 5S implementing team of that area mutually defines the purpose for the area as a basis for which items need to be seperated out.
  2. The 5S implementing team agrees on the items which are not essential to the selected area.
  3. These items are then Red Tagged.
  4. Red Tagged items are then moved to a staging area, a place where decisions about the items will be made. Create one stagging (Red Tag Area) if you do not have it.
  5. Managers are to determine the disposition of Red Tagged items which may include: return to area, find a new proper place, dispose or repair.
  6. Begin to determine best area for remaining items.
  7. Put up project bulletin board for communication to the other employees and prominently before and after photograps of that area.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Why to Use 5S (Workplace Organization and Standardization)?

In order to start 5S (Workplace Organization and Standardization) one must be pretty much clear about its Why?

The straight farward answer to this question is:-
To ensure work areas are systematically kept clean and organized, ensuring employee safety, and providing for the foundation on which to build a Lean System

5S Stands for :-

1st S stands for Sorting the necessary from the unnecessary

2nd S stands for Set in Order

3rd S stands for Shining

4th S stands for Standardize

5th S stands for Sustain

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

5S Workplace Organization and Standardization

You may have heard a lot about this 5S (Workplace Organization and Standardization). You can assume that 5S is the foundation of Toyota Production System which is commonly know as Lean Manufacturing. Before Implementing 5S or any other Lean Manufacturing Tool or Toyota Production System tool we must know the answers to the following Questions:-

01. Why Use 5S?
02. Who will Do 5S?
03. How Long will it take to 5S?
04. What does 5S do?
05. How do you do 5S?

In my coming Post I will answer the above questions regarding 5S in detail and practical implementation way.