Structure in the workplace in 5 steps
Implementing 5S on the shop floor has the biggest goal of increasing productivity and effectiveness by creating and maintaining the workplace.
The search for tools and resources is removed, and a visual place is created for everything. Employee productivity increases, more production is possible because the right tools are within reach. In a clean and tidy environment, it is easier to think clearly and sharply. By implementing 5S method, we can offer production staff peace and structure on the shop floor.
The 5S system consists of 5 phases:
Seiri - Separating - Determining what is needed and what can go away.
Seiton - Arrange - Tools logical and easy for use arrange.
Seiso - Cleaning - Clean up the environment and visualise the workplace.
Seiketsu - Standardise - Defining the working method for the workplace.
Shitsuke - Hold firm - Making sure everyone sticks to the agreements.
Building blocks of a structured workplace
Implementing 5S delivers an orderly and structured workplace. But when it comes down to it, it delivers much more. For instance, lines can be applied on the shop floor, shadow boards hung, 5S labels added, safety markings created, and 5S audit boards installed. The work environment actually gets a total upgrade.
Read in "Success Stories" how this 5S was implemented at Dragon Plastics.