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5S On the Shop Floor By Peterson Lean Consulting, LLC by Robert Leonardo by Robert Leonardo Saw these colored rings to go around gas cylinders to signify the gas type. What was missing from the area however was a matrix defining the colors. Overall, the idea was promising just needing a little tweaking. Fantastic example of the first 3 phases of 5S. The Andon is placed outside the First Aid Room, to notify anyone walking by. Red – if there is an emergency in process in the first aid room and should not enter, Yellow – if supplies are getting low, the person who restocks the first aid room walks by it everyday going to their office. Green – is all clear access. by Linda Wesley Storage area for IT computers was filled with many unnecessary things. After doing 5S the area is clearly marked, and sustainable by IT themselves, The area is audited for sustainment. by Linda Wesley by Linda Wesley Nice effort Setting in Order material handling equipment in the warehouse. Everyone on has an for their PPE items, no one is sharing hats or gloves. Everything is labeled and with work instructions for area. by Linda Wesley Use of colored cones in depts. to visually see there is a problem with an order. by Linda Wesley Parts room, before and after. Fantastic transformation on this shop floor. Very well done organization of hoses and equipment. Great improvement – notice the floors were even redone Do you consider this 5S gone wrong? Great example of Shine and TPM together. Creative method of insuring that the kanban card is going to be turned in. Great visual queue. by Ryan Slaney Great example of marking off where equipment should be stored. Great visual. Love the image of the person too. Nice improvement and use of space. Desktop space efficiency and and making it clean to keep it clean. by David Ranby 5S even works in outer space. Gotta love it! Nice visual kanban. I’ve seen this concept used to manage pallets of corrugate as well. by Robert Leonardo Newer 5S supply board seen here. Several through facility to eliminate motion and need to store inventory elsewhere. by Robert Leonardo Test equipment and controlled samples. by Robert Leonardo Custom designed Safety Zone to be placed in front of equipment with moving parts. Great visual solutions to busy intersections. Simple , clean, safe, well manufactured area – I am proud to work here. by Dean Kosnica Clean lines, lanes labeled, product squared and fronted to the pick line. Good stuff! by Stefan Thomas by Stefan Thomas Visual Management for a gas burner. by Carlos Pecino. by M Farouk by M Farouk by M Farouk by M Farouk 1S corner. by Sathya Red Tag area by Billy Kritinar 5S Hospital Example Inventory Kanban Simple visual for flagging out of stock. by Cassidy Laudadio Signs, red tag area, junk removed. by Cassidy Laudadio A clever way of setting material handling equipment in order. Here are some great 5S examples implemented at a busy distribution center. Neatly arranged warehouse. by S.L. Subramanian by S.L. Subramanian Team Leader desk at Gemba. by Hiroaki Kokudai Workbench before and after. Nice use of floor symbols and signage to create a travel aisle. Great first step at getting the docks set in order. Nice job team! Nice example of setting regularly used equipment in order. Prior to this step, the pallet jacks would be left scattered throughout the warehouse. Also, drivers returning for the day would just leave them anywhere on the dock. Now, each unit is labeled with a corresponding location. Stockroom before and after. Pallet corners and a little signage can go a long way at keeping things in order. Here’s a great single point lesson regarding visual controls for your grease program. Utilize color coded grease fitting caps and then place the same color lube label on the grease gun sleeve. This will help ensure you are using the correct grease for the right machine. This SPL was brought to you by John Kravontka at Fuss and Oneill. A great easy way to ensure the visual signal (a.k.a. kanban) triggers when necessary. Provided by John Kravontka from Fuss and O’Neill Outgoing goods consolidated to a home! by Robert Leonardo by Robert Leonardo Inventory labeled and tidied. Was not so good before. Now implementing controls, audits and cycle inventory counting for prevention of issues. Workstation 5S by Robert Leonardo White boards are everywhere in our building now! by Robert Leonardo Admin area by Robert Leonardo Internal department supermarkets by Robert Leonardo More internal department supermarkets. by Robert Leonardo Customized bench. by Robert Leonardo First aid room has proven very helpful in safety 5S, supply control and monitoring and accuracy of incidences. by Robert Leonardo 5S at work by Robert Leonardo 5S tool room by Robert Leonardo 5S grinding room by Robert Leonardo 5S Ventilation by Robert Leonardo 5S toolbench by Robert Leonardo Tool Room, clean benches. by Robert Leonardo Only essential tools and materials now in labeled and functional bins at polishing station. by Robert Leonardo Better equipment=better safety by Robert Leonardo Huge transformation! From scores of 45% in 2008-2009 to now 75-80% by Robert Leonardo Cleared workbench. by Robert Leonardo Huge transformation! From scores of 45% in 2008-2009 to now 75-80% by Robert Leonardo Using the restaurant concept we call this the kitchen. Materials are prepped here using smarter timing and small frequent delivery to machines. Before 2006 they did not even have a real workspace. by Robert Leonardo For warehouse supervisor and change agent. by Rober Leonardo Signage helps keep order and educate. by Robert Leonardo A recent improvement to this area raised the 5S score from 60-% to 80+%. by Robert Leonardo With management and 5S this TB Cell is the best it has ever run and with reduced labour, nearly no defects and higher output. by Robert Leonardo Controlled Welding Area by Robert Leonardo Controlled welding area at work. by Robert Leonardo Proper equipment at every workstation. All standardized. by Robert Leonardo Aisles clear, a home for each item. by Robert Leonardo 5S in progress. by Robert Leonardo Added power to operators and Cell Champions to print own labels and clock in/out for job costing. Has made a great impact on financial assessments and exposing truths. by Robert Leonardo 5S in action. by Robert Leonardo We used to shut machines off and lose thousands of production $$ and time because we could not find things. This has a sign in/out system that is monitored and owned by the people! An awesome job by our maintenance guy! Collected all of the documentation, placed in binders, cataloged and organized. Previously information was all over the building, if we had at all. by Robert Leonardo Quality Control Lab by Robert Leonardo Where the change all started. by Robert Leonardo Yard during cleanup. by Robert Leonardo Safety FAIL, pre-5S by Robert Leonardo Safety FAIL, pre-5S by Robert Leonardo 2007-2008 First draft of workbenches. by Robert Leonardo 2008 QC Lab by Robert Leonardo by Gaurav Naik Here’s a great idea for eliminating the scuff marks from forklift tires! TePee Archery in Acton Mass is on the path of continuous improvement. Here is the first go around at getting things cleaned up. A long way to go but they’ve started. Nice example of making sure everything has its place. Nice visual indicator not to leave anything in this space. Stanchions are a great tool for adding flexible visual controls. You can also add colors by using different color belts. Additionally signs can be added to the tops for additional direction. Ready to ship! by LeanLab What a great improvement! Sure it’s basic, but you wouldn’t believe how many times this went missing! by Mike Healey Glass stroage before 5S This was a major issue for product movement. by Mike Healey Glass Storage AFTER 5S No breakage, no mess by Mike Healey Efficient small part storage. by Mike Healey Small part storage. by Mike Healey Dock Trash beofre 5S Glad my mother never visited. by Mike Healey Dock Trash After 5S No kidding, everyone got on board! by Mike Healey Simple example of how to keep your hand trucks Set in Order. 5S Visual Organization Images When you need a trusted source for all things 5S, we’re here for you! Everything 5S. Answers included. If so, it’s time for an upgrade! Get organized in 2018… let us help! Many industries are using workplace organization tools to complement 5S initiatives. “A place for everything… and everything in its place.” Tool Organization Examples of tool drawer foam storage by Robert Leonardo Examples of tool drawer foam storage by Robert Leonardo Examples of tool drawer foam storage by Robert Leonardo Tool Drawer with Labeling by Robert Leonardo Examples of tool drawer foam storage by Robert Leonardo Testing Station Drawer (Before) by Robert Leonardo Testing Station Drawer (after) by Robert Leonardo Why continue to just throw your cleaning supplies in the corner or place spray bottles on the counter. You could make organization look really good, if you wanted to. A little effort can go a long way. Think about all the benefits a tool shadow board provides – 5S, organization, cleanliness, and time. A clean and organized workplace adds value to your business and something as simple as a visual tool shadow board will help your workers be more productive! Don’t just sit on the sidelines, get in the game! Getting organized doesn’t have to be impossible. Creating a foam tool organizer like this eliminates the time wasted searching for tools and spending money replacing them because you can’t find them. by Linda Wesley With the matching mating parts, it is very easy for operators to visually see whats needed. Very helpful for new people. By Linda Wesley Tools shadows before and after by Ryan Slaney by Ryan Slaney Cleaning supply station Much safer and easier access to necessary tools for getting the job done. by Manfred Gaisie A great method for organizing your cleaning supplies. Each are custom made and can include company logos and formats. You can reach out to The 5S Store for more information. Clever method for organizing your printer supplies Simple visual control idea Check out these new creative totally mobile dry erase boards. Go to http://www.the5sstore.com/tawh.html for more information. This example how to set in order the desk drawer. by Agus Susanto Visual cleanroom shadow board. Rather interesting tool shadow don’t ya think? One interesting way to mark off your tools. Nice use of vertical space using a magnetic strip to hold the tools. Most folks think shadow boards are only made of foam and therefore can not be used in clean rooms. The 5S Store found FDA approved materials for clean rooms. Here is an example of just one of them. Offsetting colors helps reveal where the tool belongs and the finger cut outs make removal easy. nice, simple way to keep your tools organized and the work area tidy. Several years ago we started reducing our consumables for production. By asking why and how can we improve, we have reduced down to one cabinet where, before 5S, there was 1 skid plus! Most of it was wasted and disorganized. Even after “re-5Sing” this cabinet last week, we found we can eliminate and reduce some items! by Robert Leonardo Parts moving carts, improved standardization and shine. If you’ve got a bunch of RF Guns, pegboard and drill holders work great for organizing. by Stephan Thomas This idea has become one of our best practices. A rolling 5S tool cart. Equipped with Red Tags/Logsheet, pegboard hooks, floor tape/guidelines, label maker, cleaning supplies, etc. It allows our teams to grab the cart and go for their daily 5S activities. The back side of the cart is the “Shine” side and holds brooms, cleaning agents, towel dispenser, etc. Most rolling pegboard carts sell for about $1000 online…we were creative and built this one using pegboard and a rolling floor mat wash rack for about $200. by Stefan Thomas Check out this awesome custom rotating cube we designed. 5S File Storage by Sathya by Billy Kritinar Billy Kritinar These mobile tool trolley’s are a great use of vertical space. I suppose the only improvement I’d suggest is to add tool shadows. The 5S Store helped with this custom foam tool shadow board. Set in Order with a durable black on red foam. Nice improvement. Safer, cleaner and Set in Order. Nice example of a 5S Set in Order for tools. Hazardous good cabinet. Labled tool chest by Robert Leonardo 5S Community Toolboard. No more “borrowing” and loosing. No more searching! by Robert Leonardo Set in order by Robert Leonardo Organized moulds by Robert Leonardo In an effort to sustain, we provide 5S supplies within reach. A few of these boards are in key areas of the plant. by Robert Leonardo by Gaurav Naik by Gaurav Naik by Gaurav Naik by William R. Knipp Repair Area Assembly by William R. Knipp Tear Down Area by William R. Knipp Repair Area by William R. Knipp Workbench by William R. Knipp Another nice binder visual management system. Here’s an example of the new cleanroom shadowboards put to use. Nice job at keeping shine materials set in order. by LeanLab Do you have examples of 5S in action on your facility floor?
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